UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An illogical “insanity”!

This is from the Educating Humanity web-site:

Sure, it seems likely that life exists in the vast Universe, and some of it may consist of an advanced, thinking species, able to travel to other areas of the cosmos.

But to posit that such a species would be arriving here, on Earth, and settling in, is sheer madness.

Such an idea may be analogous to Stephen Hawking traversing from his Cambridge office on a helter-skelter trip around the world, in his wheel chair, and stumbling upon an indigenous tribe in Madagascar and choosing to bunk down with members of the tribe.

The idea that an advanced alien [ET] species would find us, in the backwater of the galaxy or whole Universe itself, is ludicrous on the face of it.

Then to think that such an advanced species would embed itself in our insane society is, itself, remorsefully insane.

Please….enough with such stupid rumination or faith-based illogical thinking: enough!



  • Two points:

    We are only "in the backwater of the galaxy" because we (i.e. our earthly astronomers) have defined such a 'backwater'. Any part of the galaxy is as likely to be visited as any other. This is because we have absolutely no idea what parts of the galaxy are inhabited by space-faring beings. They may live next door or they may live 1000 light years away. Perhaps they only arrived by chance.

    You describe us as an "insane society". So what? For all you know, civilisations on other celestial bodies are more insane than us. Also: however insane we are, maybe those visiting us only want to visit those planets THEY consider to be saner than themselves. Who is to judge what 'insanity' means in this instance anyway?

    Contradict me if you dare.

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

  • Oh, CDA, who would dare to try and contradict a wise old sage like you? Not me...

    I agree that ETs might live "next door" -- but even "nest door" is a considerable distance for such a species to spend so much time visiting this pathetic planet. Wouldn't an advanced species have better or more enjoyable things to do than go slumming in minor planets?

    When one sees that the Universe is a seemingly never ending cosmos, all planets, Earth among them, exist as a backwater.

    That's the reality. So a traveling horde of space travelers zeroing in on Earth makes little advanced-species-sense.

    As for insanity, I have to admit that if your scenario is correct -- that space beings are visiting here in vast numbers and maybe even settling in -- they too would enjoy the epithet "insane."

    So, I'll give you that one too.

    You, inadvertently, make my case. Grazie.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

  • CDA:

    My son's friend, Leslie (A Brit!), who is a Ph.D. candidate (Astrophysics) at U of M (Ann Arbor) reminds me that Earth is at the outer edge of our galaxy, The Milky Way, and could rightfully be said to be a backwater, for those at the inner part of the galaxy or across the galaxy, depending upon what galactic quadrant your visitors reside in.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

  • RR,

    The backwater of the galaxy location, as you keep calling it, is probably what's kept us safe from gamma-ray bursts and the like, it may be required.

    As for the insanity, it doesn't define most of us. But the insanity is surely there, and evil too, but that's only the down side of human diversity.

    -And there you go again with the "pathetic" planet nonsense. It's clear that this is a special planet, in a special location allowing our existence. Might be room for improvement to be sure, but we're here, thinking, learning, and exploring...

    I'll take that.


    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

  • Bryan:

    You're a lovable bloke....proud to be human and happy with the planet.

    May the gods bless you.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

  • Anthropologists 'bed down' with all sorts of societies, all the time. Not that they're any more intelligent or sophisticated than said societies.

    By Blogger scherben, at Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

  • But not for long, Scherben....not even Margaret Mead.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, July 13, 2016  

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