Our Rational Skeptics: Lance Moody, CDA, and Gilles Fernandez
Lance Moody is getting more and more irritated with the irrational ravings of UFO mavens — ET believers and others.
CDA is almost livid because Roswell enthusiasts keep coming up far short when it comes to providing evidence that something crashed near Roswell, and left debris, or maybe some alien bodies as many Roswellian devotees have it.
Gilles Fernandez sees Roswell as a mythical tale, built from a 1947 happening that was vague when it occurred but taking on a life by the efforts of some UFO researchers who want that happening to be an extraterrestrial event.
I love these guys!
They are skeptics, in the best sense of the word, exasperated by the nonsense and lack of anything tangible when it comes to Roswell, and UFOs, generally.
UFOs – unidentified things in the sky – are real. Many of us have seen such anomalistic things.
But to take a step toward flying saucer creatures entering the Earth’s atmosphere to explain those unidentified things is irrationality made substantive.
I’m enamored of so-called creature encounters; that is, accounts of beings seen near some kind of craft, but only from a psychological perspective.
Like Roswell, there has never been anything tangible collected from such encounters or sightings: nothing at all, ever.
The encounters have all the earmarks of a dream, and Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca has made an excellent case for such events being oneiric, or dream oriented.
People have seen lights and strange objects in the skies, surely, and they are not all crazy or delusional.
But lights and apparent flying constructs are far from an alien reality.
My close encounter accounts are open to scrutiny from a number of disciplines, with a number of possible explanations, all suitable to the rational mind.
And Roswell? Yes, something happened near there in 1947 -- something prosaic or something profound. No one really knows what and may never know, as Nick Redfern has it.
The fact is that nothing – absolutely nothing -- has surfaced to provide concrete evidence for an extraterrestrial crash of a flying disk near Roswell in 1947.
And that’s why our skeptics get so annoyed with those who insist otherwise.
Lance, CDA, Gilles, et al. allow me to see that some right-thinking still exists within the parameters of a topic that is flush with ignorance, faith-based belief, and mental chicanery.
So huzzah to the skeptics amongst us here. They are cherished by some….even many.