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originally posted by: coastlinekid
Not to derail the irreverent tone of this thread but...believe it or not, there is an actual scientific explanation for rectal probing...
Many cases of animal mutilations include the removal of the lips,gums and anal cavities...
One theory for this is that these are the places on the body that accumulate the highest amount of environmental toxins,... and therefore would be the best part of the body to take a sample to add to or compare with a base line database of toxic accumulation in a given environment...
If you were wanting to study the environmental conditions of a particular planet, then shoving a probe up the ass of one of it's inhabitants would be a good place to start...
originally posted by: Unresponsible
He's a media talking head and has no more credibility on the subject of alien abduction than Justin Beiber talking about deep ocean biology.
All he can do is the same as the rest of us: apply his knowledge of how the world works to practically unsolvable mysteries.
Like some others though, I object to his theoretical knowledge being placed on a pedestal above many first hand witness accounts...and if some people have actually suffered an unspeakable trauma, eg undergoing medical experiments at the hands of an alien intelligence, then Tyson may as well be a sixteenth century physician mocking a person suffering from schizophrenia because "they had congress with the devil" or somesuch.
Nothing to be done about it for now though. We can only pray for a mainstream scientific view on the ET abduction phenomenon that accounts for the myriad varieties of eyewitness accounts that have been reported throughout history and hope that tomorrow is a more enlightened world.