Anyone see the UFO yesterday? I was just watching the clip on yahoo.com and apparently aliens could be scoping out America.
It’s kind of interesting how many people saw the lights. I’m nowhere near there (Canadian) and am curious if there are any Stephenville Texans in our forum here that saw anything!
And even if the object turns out to be a UFO, so what? That doesn’t prove anything, it only means the object has not been identified. UFO fanatics jump to the conclusion that anything unknown is extraterrestrial, but not one I’ve talked with has been able to counter this argument; an unidentified object is merely what the names implies. Show me some physical evidence or admit you do not know what the object is.
Yeah, it looks like a sun dog to me—otherwise known as a “mock sun”. It’s not a particularly rare phenomenon, but the sun has to come through the clouds at just the right angle. I often see them on both sides.
Mriana, here is what Feynman says about flying saucers:
“Listen, I mean that from my knowledge of the world that I see around me, I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence.”
(Imagine you’re listening to Feynman while reading it; it’s difficult not to, anyway.)
Sure would, Kaizen. UFO proponents always get stumped when I mention that to them. They don’t like it much either, but it is fun to watch them hem and haw when I challenge them by stating the definition of an Unidentified Flying Object.
UFO sightings are interesting to me because even in these modern times we humans have an irrational fear of the dark/unknown/etc. How else can one explain the infamous anal probe? These beings are intelligent and advanced enough to travel light years to our little planet but they don’t possess sensory equipment sophisticated enough to find out whatever they think they can learn from probing someone’s colon? One would hope that if aliens could make it here they would have more interesting things to do than putting together a survey of polyp frequency in humans.
My favorite theory is the modern version of the hairy creature from the forest who steals babies—Aliens who are actually advanced humans from the future who have lost the ability to reproduce and they need our genetic material to replenish the gene pool. So they can travel back in time but they cannot engage in fairly basic genetic engineering and/or artificial insemination. This process requires thousands of alien abductions whereby the abductee can only be made to remember through hypnosis. It’s not a bad idea for a science fiction novel.