reply to post by siluriancryptic
An inability to keep ones spiritual musings, and ones logical conclusions seperate, renders the results of both trains of thought utterly
meaningless, in every and all cases.
What you described in the first three or four lines of your statement, appeared to resemble ball lightning in some respects, which a certain
scientist, one Kiril Chukanov, calls quantum macro objects. His particular interest was in harnessing these objects as a source of energy for
domestic, commercial and government use. However, he is notorious for his noxious personality and inability to work with others, which might explain
why he is not a) better known, and b) responsible for single handedly destroying the fossil fuel market and replacing it with a cleaner option.
However, to even make the inane attempt to connect any such thing, anything which has a recordable echo in the physical universe, with anything that
happens in the realms of gods and ghosts is utterly ridiculous. That which is spiritual, by the very definition of the word, has no bearing on matters
physical beyond that which is made by the hand of human kind, under the influence of deities or delusions, which ever you believe to be more likely in
a given case.
Here is the crux of the issue you posit in the title of your thread. UFO are UNIDENTIFIED. Until they are positively identified, in such a way as to
flummox even the greatest skeptic, then we have...
a) No real clue as to what they are
b) No idea where they came from
c) No idea what purpose they serve
d) No reason to link them to the possibility of alien life.
And on the subject of aliens (which I personally believe is best kept seperate from the UFO issue entirely, in order to retain objectivity in
investigation and thinking on the subject), we have even less to go on there, than we do on UFO! UFO are reported very often indeed, but only a
relatively small number of people have ever claimed to have actually seen an alien (when compared with the number who have seen UFO).
In short, the answer to the title question is that we do not know. Some say that this is because the intelligence community have some how covered up
the existence of alien intelligences, however I find that unlikely due to the sheer scale of the planet that we are living on, and the interconnected
nature of this speices. With massive numbers of people carrying hand held telecoms gear that can send and receive video in fair quality, it seems
utterly improbable that any one of, nor indeed the entire global intelligence superstructure, could prevent the word getting out in the event of
something really amazing happening.
Whatever the case, people only ever try (and fail) to conclusively link UFO or Aliens to spiritualism, when they are intellectually incapable of
interacting with the subject matter in a more realistic fashion.
Now some might read the above and assume I am an atheistic, godless bastard with a loathing or lack of understanding for, the spiritual element of
life. I am not. I believe in a higher power, and that belief in that higher power has made me a better person than I would otherwise be. However, for
my physical life, and when matters pertaining to the physical universe are concerned, reason, logic, science... these are the tools by which I
navigate those elements of my life, and make no mistake, if there is something to the UFO issue, then there will come a time when science is equal to
the task of measuring its mass, counting its atoms, and discovering the secrets of its movement and speed.
And even if, in the remote realms where the universe turns REALLY stupid, it turned out that UFO and aliens were just manifestations of a spirit,
then it would not matter a damn. You know why? Because science is the only thing that people from nearly every nation on this planet, have ever agreed
on totally. Principles, morality, justice, religion... all these things have caused as many rifts as they have sold, and some of them have caused
many, many more than that. But mathematics, science, the language of reason and logic, are not things which collapse under translation, they are not
beholden to any one theology, and therefore, if it turns out that some spiritual mumbo jumbo IS at work, then you can expect at any one time for two
thirds of the planet to either ignore it, or burn those who know about it to the ground, the two thirds of the religious people on the planet, whose
religions are challenged by that possibility.
Proving the existence of, never mind the indentity of UFO and Aliens is a challenge which will only have results which will be of any importance what
so ever to the MAJORITY, if they are collected by, and interpreted by the BS filter we call science, quite simply because it is the most trusted
method by which truth is discerned, world wide. Use it to show others the truth, or fail to use it and be ignored, but know, those ARE the options you
have. There are no others, no middle grounds to tread, no grey areas to fill up. Prove things with science, or do not prove them at all.