reply to post by AQuestion
I am aware of "The Evidence", as I am also well aware of many of the talking heads and personalities spotlighted, quoted, and paraded around in
defense of said evidence(s).
Despite any of this, however, none such of any real value have been reliably observed under controlled conditions or been of any nature verifiable and
solely attributable to the UFO phenomenon, or the ETH.
All counts have reasonable and mundane attributions though often rejected in favor bias of UFO/Space Alien by proponents all too eager in their
pursuit of a biased, non-objective explanation.
Over 70 years of interest and investigation into the UFO/Space Alien Contact phenomenon has brought forward only ONE clear, consistent, predictable,
testable data point that can be replicated and that ONE clear data point relevant as it applies to UFOs and Space Alien Contact Experiences is
Over 70 years of modern interest and investigation of the topic and all we have (other than successful studies conducted in Psychology) is "I don't
know", and wild speculations resembling descriptions of the sort anyone can hear from a subject expressing a Schizotype disorder.
The people factor is fairly consistent. and the people factor can and has been reliably, predictably tested and replicated.
I do not deny that there is a UFO phenomenon.
There is, however, an important distinction to be made in separating the UFO phenomenon and the Space Alien contact experience
As it applies to the UFO phenomenon, it would seem that there is indeed SOMETHING there, but, whatever that something IS, remains UNKNOWN.
A value X = Unknown can include aliens if you want it to, but, a value X = Unknown also includes possible and even probable attributions to (unknown,
un-categorized) natural phenomenon, just as plasma balls, sprites, geological piezoelectric discharges or Earth Lights were, until relatively
recently, unobserved, unknown (to science), and uncategorized.
The UFO phenomenon, as such, and as X = Unknown can, and has, gotten along quite nicely without any requirement for space aliens.
Further, many X attributions as applies to UFO sightings (not including Space Alien Contact for this) can not be ruled out as misidentification of
known phenomenon, as well as sightings of secret aircraft testing.
There are no 100% Space Alien UFOs reported. If there were, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
All incidents and reports are questionable enough such that they're questionable, and at best maintain a value of X = UNKNOWN.
An important and separate distinction from UFOs; we have the Space Alien contact experience phenomenon, often attributed to UFOs, but, according
studies, is strongly indicated as entirely attributable to subject specific Psychology, and in many cases, subjects have indeed been found and
documented as expressing a Schizotype disorder.
Schizotypy isn't necessarily a 'bad' thing.
There is such a state as "Healthy" Schizotypy:
Although aiming to reflect some of the features present in diagnosable mental illness, schizotypy does not necessarily imply that someone who is
more schizotypal than someone else is more ill. For example, certain aspects of schizotypy may be beneficial. Both the Unusual experiences and
Cognitive disorganisation aspects have been linked to Creativity and academic achievement. Jackson proposed the concept of ‘benign schizotypy’ in
relation to certain classes of religious experience, which he suggested might be regarded as a form of problem-solving and therefore of adaptive
value. The link between positive schizotypy and certain facets of creativity is consistent with the notion of a "healthy schizotypy", which may
account for the persistence of schizophrenia-related genes in the population despite their many dysfunctional aspects.
I encourage those unfamiliar with, or biased against Psychological classifications to educate yourselves.
"Crazy" is not a clinical designation, but a societal perception.
in some ways, considering the creative aspects associated with healthy subjects, could
be like having Synesthesia
which is actually quite a wonderful and fascinating condition.
Granted there are those expressing a Schizotype such as Schizophrenia who do require supervision and management. There are, however, also many very
high functioning Schizotypes who have jobs, relationships, families, and perform essentially just as anyone else with the exception of managing day to
day life where their condition expresses interference.
Thus, please, DO be careful when making the distinction between UFO and Space Alien contact experiences.
edit on 3-7-2013 by Druscilla because: spelling corrections and highlight for emphasis.
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