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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by SarnholeOntarable
To address the ET aspect:
I am quite sure that there is life elsewhere in our Galaxy. Much less sure about our Solar System.
I am slightly less sure that there is intelligent life elsewhere in our Galaxy. Well convinced that there is none elsewhere in our Solar System. I am highly doubtful that there is, or ever has been intelligent extraterrestrial life in our Solar System (including visiting Earth). I have not seen convincing or even intriguing evidence to give me reason to think otherwise. Please do not start throwing examples at me. This is my opinion and I have reasons for holding it.
So what are UFOs of not evidence of ET? I think they are a wide variety of things but at the core I think they are a case of people not understanding something they see and allowing their minds to "fill in the blanks". The expression "I know what I saw" can probably be more accurately expressed as "I know what I think I saw". I don't think most people are lying about their experiences. I do think that their interpretation of what their eyes perceived is usually not what actually occurred. I have had both first hand experience with this as well as observing it in others. Have you seen the series Brain Games? A lot of really interesting stuff about how our internal hardware plays with the raw data.
Do I think UFO reports should be "investigated" more thoroughly? Sure. Why not. The trouble is, what is there to investigate. Something says they saw something. Ok. Now what?
You asked my thoughts (I think). Those are them. In a nutshell.
edit on 8/2/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)