Should this be a surprise? He didn't say it's possible. He didn't say maybe. He said definitely.
He said this on The Definitive Guide to Aliens. A new show that came on the Science Channel. Most of the Scientist in the show were talking as though
extraterrestrials are a forgone conclusion.
This goes back to what I said before. Humans always weigh the available evidence then reach a conclusion. We do it in all walks of life.
It's just with areas that clash with people's belief system are we supposed to tip toe around obvious evidence because we need "extraordinary
I have reached the conclusion that extraterrestrials exist based on the available evidence. I have also reached the conclusion of visitation based on
the available evidence.
I think they're a few reasons keep people from seeing the obvious based on evidence.
1. A belief system. Whether religious or atheist in nature. I actually think some in religion are actually more accepting of these things than atheist
In my talks with religious folks, many of them don't see a problem with the existence of extraterrestrials. When I debate atheist and skeptics they're
the ones that seem scared to death of their existence. I think it's because the next natural question will be, did these advanced civilizations start
some of the worlds religions. Then we have to look at things like the Bible in the context of advanced technology and not supernatural miracles.
2. I think the Bible and other text are full of Extraterrestrial Visitations and things like missing time. Like I said, if the Bible and other text is
looked at from the standpoint of supernatural miracles then people can try to debate the supernatural. If it's seen in the context of advanced
technology then the miracles are very easy to explain.
1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is
impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
3. The egocentric view of life is disturbing to me. Basically life in the universe has to be started like life on earth. First, there's more evidence
for Panspermia than there is for Abiogenesis and secondly there's no evidence that life on earth has some special ingredient that can't be duplicated
anywhere else in the universe.
It was a good show and I'm looking forward to the next episode. Again, we don't need any special or extraordinary evidence, just evidence and there's
plenty to support the conclusion that extraterrestrials exist.
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