UFO Conjecture(s)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The UFO Evolutionary Flaw

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UFO mavens have many hypotheses about the origin and/or source of UFOs.

Some think they are interplanetary or extraterrestrial. Others think they emanate from a hidden creation here on Earth. And still others think they are manifestations from parallel universes, or the future (maybe the past), or are figments of a devious co-humanity entity (or entities) that exists to have malicious fun with their Earth counterparts.

The problem with any of these hypotheses – they aren’t theories by a long shot – is that the course of human advancement is Darwinian; that is, human progression derives from accidents and happenstance, and technical achievements are often (if not always) the result of abstruse connections. (See James Burke for more on that aspect.)

What are the odds that an extraterrestrial race evolved exactly, or nearly so, as the human race did? And with the same aeronautical progressions that the Montgolfier or Wright brothers began?

The alleged flight characteristics of UFOs are too similar – despite 180 degree turns – to human aircraft flight patterns to bespeak an alien presence.

The alleged observed antics of UFO occupants is also too similar to human endeavors -- soil sampling, medical procedures, et cetera – to indicate an alien culture.

The similarities to human activity, found in UFO sightings, could indicate that UFOs come from the human future, or past, but those Burkian connections would have to have taken place all along the way (backward or forward) to allow UFOs and their supposed occupants to behave as they do. The chances for that are astronomical.

What about Jacques Vallee’s contention that UFOs are the product of a co-habitable race (maybe “spiritual” in nature) that exists to tweak humankind, for beneficial or nefarious reasons (or both)?

The idea is religious in nature, which is not a bad thing in itself, just not scientific.

The hidden civilization concept (crypto-terrestrials) is fraught with so many untenable conditions – technology that has remained incognito to human societies and a presence that is virtually invisible except for its flying machines – is as near to ridiculousness as one can posit.

No, UFOs are not from another world, or a hidden world here on Earth, or from our future (or past), nor are they the products of God’s evil twin.

UFOs are, as Carl Jung hinted, the mandalas of a mad society whose wishes and delusions have made them “real” – or so it would seem.

5 Comments:

  • You wrote "UFOs are, as Carl Jung hinted, the mandalas of a mad society whose wishes and delusions have made them “real” – or so it would seem."

    And how, may I ask, is this scientifically provable? Another guess, nothing more.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, March 01, 2007  

  • I will never understand the close-minded viewpoint that summarily dismisses all credible UFO reports with one statement such as "all of these people are mad".

    Based on our current scientific knowledge of the universe, the chances of life on other planets is not only possible - but the only logical conclusion. Knowing this, the chances that some alien civilizations may be more technologically advanced than us is very good.

    Therefore, the likelihood of alien visitation of this planet is scientifically probable.

    I hope that when the aliens finally show up and make their presence known, they take you on board a ship and run a train on you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, March 14, 2007  

  • Much of our development as a species involve logical progressions towards a given concept or technique. We use the flight patterns we do not because we randomly chose them, but because they work well. The Wright Brothers didn't discover the key to making planes fly on accident, but because they worked at it for a long time and eventually figured it out. Taking samples of soil and such is scientific in nature, and you can bet that a race of beings capable of interplanetary travel are going to be scientific.

    Jung was an influential psychologist (as was Freud, but he's been mostly disproven), but you can not dismiss the physical evidence of UFO's as being a mass delusion unless you also contend that those delusions can manifest in real, physical objects that cameras can record and other people can see.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, March 14, 2007  

  • noone can ever tell me there not real. years ago i lived in utah near hills airforce base where i witnessed many sighting of ufos flying in formation at night close enough to appear brite as the sun in a blink of the eye would reduce it too a small dot of light. i've never seen anything on this earth pland move with such persession and speed.icounted twenty one onenight preforming the airforce moveuvers and spectacular moveruvers of there own.not to bring up numberous sighting of greys taking specimens for peoples gardens all around town.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, March 29, 2007  

  • UFO is just a space craft of SATAN, Don't believe what the Aliens of the UFO say, they are just the Satan and his angels

    By Blogger WILLIAMS, at Wednesday, July 21, 2010  

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