|Quoting FFlyer (Reply 24):|
it is NOT possible that there is no life outside of our planet.
|Quoting ER757 (Reply 41):|
to say that life doesn't exist elsewhere is to fly in the face of overwhelming odds that it probably does.
|Quoting Laddb (Reply 37):|
First, statistically speaking, it appears that we can't be alone in the universe.
First, statistically speaking, we can't exist in the first place. Given the typical astronomical lifespan of a solar system, and especially given the estimated geologic age of Earth, the possibility that random proteins aligned themselves and were energized in such a fashion as to form genetically based life is statistically impossible. Still more impossible is the progression from the single-celled organism to the complex lifeforms of modern times, still within the same geologic time frame. Statistics have failed to prove our existence, how can they prove the existence of others?
|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 29):|
The only problem is the first ever reported seances (about 120 years ago) were shown to be complete hoaxes, admitted to by the hoaxers, as a way to get money out of the easily duped.
Hmmm, I can think of three reported seances long before that...in "biblical" times
Now the modern ones, that's a different story...
|Quoting Manny (Reply 38):|
Even if other life forms existed in the universe, what would make them want to come to EARTH.
Yes, the quintessential comedy line: the most convincing argument for the existence of intelligent life in the universe is the fact that it has not tried to contact us!
|Quoting Bond007 (Reply 43):|
Quoting Laddb (Reply 37):
With all the cameras and cell phone cameras around, you'd think we would have good evidence of an alien craft by now, if they were really here.
We seem to have everything that ever happened captured on tape, but NEVER any credible evidence of alien UFOs .... simply never.
|Quoting SJC-Alien (Reply 5):|
Currently, any back-pack, idiot getting past security, or anything related, will shut down an airport or terminal wing.....FAST! Why didn't this...?
Even by the eyewitness reports, no aliens violated the sterile area of the airport
Ya know, I think if these people reported the security threat and it was able to be credibly verified, they just might have evacuated the terminal. So, did these UA
employees go to the TSA
and/or airport operations and demand an investigation? Or were they afraid of the ensuing interrogation and drug tests? Or did they know that it was hopeless, since whatever they saw was no longer there. How can an investigation be performed on the uncorroborated, unverified testimony of "eyewitnesses"? What security measures should be put in place? Maybe cameras to watch the airspace? Satellites that might detect such an anomaly (under civilian control, no less)? Ground-based and aerial radar of the airspace in question (also operated by civilians)? Guess what? All that's already there, and I haven't found the parallel "unexplained radar anomaly" thread yet. So the appropriate response is not congressional hearings, it's go take depositions of these folks and file it away, in case it ever happens again. (That file's pretty big already, but it never seems to pan out.)
The first thing that tips an investigator to the credulity of a witness is how sure they are that they saw something. I watched myself pour my breakfast cereal this morning, but under serious and determined interrogation I could probably admit I don't remember exactly whether it was Wheaties or Total. These "witnesses" and many others are more "certain" of their sightings than they are of their own names. That's a big red flag. It suggests that perhaps their names (or identity, if you wish) hinge on the belief in their phantasm.
Finally, the press doesn't have an angle on this. Now if the CBS chopper got footage, you can bet it's on the news- but public reports are much less valuable. If you want media attention, promise them an exclusive.