posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 07:59 PM
Let's talk about that analogy to "parasitilis" that I saw on the first page. I hope I spelled that right..
A question has been begged in the definition of that disease by psychiatry. Is it not possible that the people who suffer the affliction are telling
accurately what they see, and that in fact they see something that really is there?
It's a real question, because to accomodate their diagnosis, they have had to posit a new common functioning of the brain, which they cannot prove
except by reference to the very people they have diagnosed! That's a circular argument.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio..
So anyway, you have to realize that science (or Scientism) has defined all anomalous things away, end of subject. If something smacks of the
paranormal, most scientists won't touch it, fearing for their careers. I'm sure you've heard this before.. Give it a name, sketch out a normative
theory, and drop it like a stone.
Now, as to whether Aliens are good or bad -- you judge these things by what they do. So, what are they doing?