UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life

Apr 2014
916
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône | France
#1
"Ufology is the study of reports, visual records, physical evidence, and other phenomena related to unidentified flying objects (UFO). UFOs have been subject to various investigations over the years by governments, independent groups, and scientists. (...)"
Source: Ufology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The mediocrity principle is the philosophical notion that "if an item is drawn at random from one of several sets or categories, it's likelier to come from the most numerous category than from any one of the less numerous categories" (Kukla 2009).[1] The principle has been taken to suggest that there is nothing very unusual about the evolution of the Solar System, the Earth, humans, or any one nation. It is a heuristic in the vein of the Copernican principle, and is sometimes used as a philosophical statement about the place of humanity. The idea is to assume mediocrity, rather than starting with the assumption that a phenomenon is special, privileged or exceptional.[2][3]

Consistent with the notion, astronomers reported, on 4 November 2013, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way Galaxy, based on Kepler space mission data.[4][5] 11 billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting sun-like stars.[6] The nearest such planet may be 12 light-years away, according to the scientists.[4][5] (...)"

Source: Mediocrity principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What is your opinion on the subject?
Why do you think most Governments in the world deal with issues related to UFOs as top secret?
Would not be naive to believe that, in an infinite universe, we would be the only intelligent inhabitants?
 

Salah

Forum Staff
Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#2
My opinion is that if there's somebody out there advanced enough to have spacecraft, they're not going to waste their time with a dinky little planet full of Stone Age savages like us.
 
Apr 2014
916
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône | France
#3
"According to Chilean local newspaper, a man called Oscar Munoz found the remain on Oct. 19, 2003 when he was looking for objects of historical value in La Noria, a ghost town in the Atacama Desert.

Near an abandoned church, Munoz found a white cloth containing, according to the newspaper, ‘a strange skeleton no bigger than 15cm [the size of a pen].

It was a creature with hard teeth, a bulging head with an additional odd bulge on top.

Its body was scaly and of dark color. Unlike humans, it had nine ribs.
(...)"
Source: Is this really human? DNA tests on six-inch skeleton of 'alien-looking' creature with over-sized head prove it was actually human claim scientists in new documentary | Daily Mail Online







""I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human -- closer to human than chimpanzees. It lived to the age of six to eight. Obviously, it was breathing, it was eating, it was metabolizing. It calls into question how big the thing might have been when it was born,"said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University's School of Medicine in California. (...)"
Source: 'Sirius' Documentary Reveals DNA Test Results On Ata, The '6-Inch Alien'
Are we stupid enough to believe that this is a... human being?
 
Mar 2014
8,881
Canterbury
#5
That can be a human being. Far weirder mutations are alive today.

A friend (who's studied quite far down the 'paranormal' route) once told me all the hallmarks we associate with alien abduction were connected with 'fairy' abduction by medieval people. Odd flashes of light, time staying still, levitation, an abundance of green. It's all the same. It gave me pause for thought, and means that accounts can't just be pop culture-induced psychoses.
 
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Mar 2014
8,881
Canterbury
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Why do you think most Governments in the world deal with issues related to UFOs as top secret?
They don't. Actually, they let people phone in and report UFOs, and in the UK respond to freedom of information requests. Last year the UK's UFO department put all their historic files online.

The reason they can't release the current ones - obviously - is because UFO simply means 'unidentified flying objects.' That includes not just aliens, but also planes and missiles, as well as experimental technology, sensitive satellites, and scientific craft. They're secret for the same reason flight-paths and atom bomb blueprints are secret.
 
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Dec 2010
11,643
Near St. Louis.
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They don't. Actually, they let people phone in and report UFOs, and in the UK respond to freedom of information requests. Last year the UK's UFO department put all their historic files online.

The reason they can't release the current ones - obviously - is because UFO simply means 'unidentified flying objects.' That includes not just aliens, but also planes and missiles, as well as experimental technology, sensitive satellites, and scientific craft. They're secret for the same reason flight-paths and atom bomb blueprints are secret.
Didn't they close that department because they'd never found a real flying saucer?
 

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