UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

We are viral….no, not this blog, but Earthlings and the Earth itself

Again, I refer you to schematics showing how obscure and isolated Earth is, in the context of the Galaxy and even more so in the Universe itself.

To think UFOs are galactic visitors or alien craft from the far-reaches of the Universe, even as robot-probes, is ludicrous on the face of it.

The plethora of supposed UFO sightings, over time and in the modern era, makes for a localized phenomenon, rather than a horde of extraterrestrial visitors.

That’s the rational view, despite the frenzied belief of some UFO buffs.

I could recap the Teilhard view that we (humans) are “corpuscles” in the body of the Universal Christ, but that only would invite colloquy from philosophical/theological oriented visitors here.

Let me just say that to think UFOs are recurring visitors from other planets with intelligent life is such a crazy notion that it’s surprising the idea is still extant among persons thought to have intelligence.

Earth and its inhabitants (and living creatures) are things, alone in the Cosmos, and bereft of friends, intelligent or not, from places far from this pathetic, little planet.

It is time to understand UFOs in the context of that reality.



  • I like the behind-the-scenes rationale of those behind Marvel and in particular "Guardians of the Gallaxy" were we find:

    "In comparison to the planets we have seen in the galactic community, Earth is home to a low-tech civilization with no appreciable industries, racial and social stratification, rampant violence and a dangerous metahuman population."

    - AND -

    "Visiting Earth might be the equivalent of camping with no connection to advanced technologies, information databases, and exotic galactic cuisine and any other things we have no idea could exist in an advanced technological society. Visiting Earth and maintaining a low profile could be the equivalent of "roughing it."

    By Blogger Brian Bell, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • Rich, this "earth is an obscure speck in the universe" position begs the question what heavenly body would NOT be obscure and why? For example, Mars, an equally insignificant speck, is quite interesting to us on our little speck. Significance is therefore relative (!). The realm of imagination speaks to this: in the dreckful remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Klaatu remarks that earth is special, because there are (for whatEVER reason) few planets capable of bearing life (or at least one kind life). So, from the ETH perspective (which, you know, I don't buy) there might indeed by a reason Earth is of interest; from the transdimensional perspective, fer example, Earth is significant, because it is precisely home (maybe)...

    So, what, I ask, are the criteria of obscurity/specialness you are working with here?

    By Blogger Bryan Sentes, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • Bryan:

    There are no criteria.....we (Earth and its inhabitants of many kinds) are inconsequential...to the point: it doesn't matter to anyone.

    Of course, we sentient beings think it matters but it doesn't.

    The interdimensional or transdimensional aspect intrigues, but in the great scheme of things, that, too, is inconsequential.

    Earth is an "aside" in creation.

    To think otherwise allows an analogy: an ant, in Africa, believes its colony is unique, with the purpose of discovering all life on the planet. But the elephants, leopards, lions, and hyenas et al. move about, unaffected by the ant (or the colony). And the ant and his mates remain obscure and irrelevant, even those ants who creep from the colony to the Victoria Falls.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • "I could recap the Teilhard view that we (humans) are “corpuscles” in the body of the Universal Christ, but that only would invite colloquy from philosophical/theological oriented visitors here"

    Rich, myself and others only venture down the esoteric rabbit hole when you bring up the subject as a comparison to UFO mythology. I use your previous blog post comparing Paul vs Adamski as a good example...

    Back to the theme of your post. Your argument of "obscurity" seems quiet logical to me. But, this has to be tempered based on what we are currently doing in the field of astronomy as we are constantly gazing deep into the universe and making discoveries that are changing our understanding of said universe and how our planet, solar system and galaxy fit into the scheme of things.

    @Bryan S:

    "For example, Mars, an equally insignificant speck, is quite interesting to us on our little speck. Significance is therefore relative (!)"

    Good point. The significance could be more of closer distance and our past intrigue with Mars, both fiction and fact, that drive us towards the planet. It reminds me of a Native American account of why some tribes worshiped the Sun and moon along with a single supreme deity...the supreme deity was too far in distance to hear their prays, so the Sun and moon where closer and could carry the prayers to the ultimate deity. Sort of a relay/repeater system:)

    In a round about way, perhaps that is what we are doing as far as our interest in Mars and other planets as away of understanding our planet, solar system and galaxy.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • Rich,there is an easy speculative rebuttal to your endless pounding home of this theme of yours. And that is: There are only 2 inhabitable planets in the near universe; we have one and the aliens in their flying saucers have one. NOW do you see why they keep doing the fly-bys?! Show me why I'm inherently wrong.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • A possibility Dominick....yes, a possibility.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 05, 2015  

  • I think that your notion that the UAPs are localized is an interesting one but I would demur. When you move to your depressed conclusion of our being "alone in the Cosmos.. a pathetic little planet" -well...you just go off the scientific cliff edge.

    Localized is only our perception.

    And "pathetic little planet"? Give it a rest,RR!

    To begin with, all planets are small relatively, and yet while the distances involved are truly great in terms our size and technology, so too are the numbers involved and the diversity involved in our growing understanding of the Cosmos.

    As it is an irrefutable given that we are, the likelihood is that they are -but that is different from contact.

    If and when we want to speak of contact, we must move away from linear travel thinking. That is just is vital.

    Amid the wealth of historical and ongoing UAPs, and even greater limits of our knowing and the growing list of our unknowns in terms of physics, who is to say anything beyond that BS bigfoot and its media ilk (you know another bunch of media guy$$) BS are simply not what we are looking for here.

    I'm distressed that SETI may only reveal a linear awareness of the unreachable but I remain interested and hopeful of otherwise.

    As a final shot, we are clearly significant, - certainly not insignificant- as we ask questions and seek greater understandings and consciousness. We have learned of the distances in our own solar system being greater than imagined or perceived and yet here we are, rare and alone while yet looking outward. That very rareness about our star makes us so much more valuable if that rareness proves to be the common denominator. It speaks to it that we search for lights in the darkness of our unknowns for that opportunity of contact with others.

    I'll remain optimistic.


    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Friday, November 06, 2015  

  • BD:

    You are poetically irrational.....nice but not "scientific."

    But I like your optimism.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, November 06, 2015  

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