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Originally posted by dgtempe
They do not exist. I know for a fact only "mushroom" people exist
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
The government have disclosed the existence of an alien race, the Greys. The greys claim they have charted the entire universe, and they have not found any other intelligent life forms, that our existence is a mathematical miracle, and is extremely rare in the universe, of two intelligent races existing at the same time.
Hundreds of thousands of reports of this green light emitting potato are flooding in, soon we have photographs of these objects, and credible scientists and witnesses coming through claiming they saw it.
Soon, these objects are recorded by radar stations and satellites, performing even faster speeds than grey ships.
One day, one of these are reported to have crashed, and witnesses describe very bizarre creatures coming out of it, they are shaped like potatoes, and have slinkly like arms and legs, with two eyes like buttons.
The government quickly goes to air with the story, "The Potato People recovered" but hours later, it is retracted, and it is claimed they were nothing but dummies. Yet, more than 500 witnesses, including military, saw the potato people!
Soon, reports of abductions are coming through, of people being abducted by potato people and taken to their home planet, potato land.
Lie detectors and hypnotic regression, shows they are telling the truth.
A huge phenomena happens where all over the world there are reports of potato people, but both the humans and the greys deny it.
Now I ask those UFO skeptics to tell me, would you believe or disbelieve that the potato people exist?
Originally posted by TerraX
Nice try, I can see what you're trying to do, but I fear we already have a lot of 'potato people' within the human race here on Earth who need a thermometer to tell them their coffee is hot.
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
So..... tell me, would you believe or disbelieve. That's all I want.
[edit on 20-11-2004 by Indigo_Child]
Originally posted by Byrd
There's not enough information there. It's not possible to make an informed decision without having the questions answered.
Well the point is clear, and it underlines the skeptic mindset clearly. Which is: It is not proven till an authority says so. In end, any of the arguments of FTL or rare probability of intelligent life, are only cover-up's for the skeptiics narrow mind and incredulity.
So this basically shows, what many of us have known all along, the skeptics will only believe x is happening, if someone in authority says so.
In the the hypothetical, it was established that the evidence supporting the existence of the potato people was the same as the evidence that supported the existence of the greys. However, our honourable skeptics, used exactly the same arguments, despite the fact that the existence of alien life was established, and despite the fact that the evidence was the same evidence that supported the existence of greys before.
In other words it shows what skeptics have done since time immorial:
They said the Earth was flat; they said we would fall of the earths edge if went far into the sea; they said flying machines were impossible; they said we could not go to the moon; they said we could not go faster than sound; they said no one else(European) existed but them.
All that seems to happen, once they are proven wrong about one of their delusions, they move onto another delusion. Right now, the same skeptics are saying "you cannot go faster than light" "There are no aliens capable of visiting us"
Which is exactly what my theory says, which I tested with the hypothetical. After doubting the greys, they moved onto the potato people. Surely enough, after the potato people, they would have moved onto something else. All they need is something to doubt. Is that a personality flaw, or a mental setback?
I ask therefore all people, especially the "believers" does it really matter what a skeptic thinks?
And for the skeptics, seeing as your kind has been wrong since time immorial, do you think there maybe something... slightly wrong with your methods?