Science is wrong
Defense Department officials ignore scientists
NYT: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.
For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.
The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence. For the past five years, they say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.
The shadowy program — parts of it remain classified — began in 2007, and initially it was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time and who has long had an interest in space phenomena. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr. Reid’s, Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space.
On CBS’s “60 Minutes” in May, Mr. Bigelow said he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that U.F.O.s have visited Earth.
The Skeptics Dictionary
A UFO is an unidentified flying object that has been identified as a possible or actual alien spacecraft. Such objects include meteors, disintegrating satellites, flocks of birds, aircraft, lights, weather balloons, and just about anything moving within the visible band of electromagnetism. So far, however, nothing has been positively identified as an alien spacecraft in a way required by common sense and science. That is, there has been no recurring identical UFO experience and there is no physical evidence in support of either a UFO flyby or landing. http://www.skepdic.com/ufos_ets.html
There is more evidence for alien UFO’s than there is for black holes, neutron stars, dark matter and dark energy and yet the skeptics avoid the anal probe with an act of denial.
Wiki the Skeptics Encyclopedia: “The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was a secret investigatory effort funded by the United States government to study unidentified flying objects, but it was not classified. (That’s not what it says above) It was first made public on 16 December 2017. The program began in 2007, with funding of $22 million over the five years until the available appropriations were ended in 2012. The program began in the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency… the program’s leader, Luis Elizondo, in an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, December 19, stated “We may not be alone.“
When you cannot answer question x you switch to your own alternate subject y (strawman) and answer that – anything but answer the question ” what is that disk-shaped object in the sky”.
Wiki: A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent’s argument, while refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be “attacking a straw man”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man
For years we have been told by these nitwit numskulls that UFO’s do not exist.
The Fermi Paradox is an all-time favourite among scientists, first introduced by physicist Enrico Fermi, asks the question, “Where is everybody?” Or, more specifically, “Where are all the aliens?”
Fermi got it wrong here:
Wiki: “Fermi thought he had created transuranic elements (specifically, Hesperium a mixture of barium, krypton and other elements), but had in fact unwittingly demonstrated nuclear fission (and had actually created only fission products—isotopes of much lighter elements than uranium). The fact that Fermi’s interpretation was incorrect was discovered shortly after he had received his prize.” Click here for the whole sad story
Wiki: Christopher Charles French is a British psychologist specialising in the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, cognition and emotion. He is the head of the University of London’s Anomalistic psychology research unit and appears regularly in the media as an expert on testing paranormal claims. (He is also a professional Skeptic.)
He tells us:
Both perception and memory are prone to errors… (Don’t believe what you remember)
heavily influenced by our prior beliefs and expectations… (Ignore your beliefs)
Hallucinations are much more common than most people realise… (you will see things that are not there)
Memory is also prone to errors …many of our recollections are not even distorted versions of events that we have witnessed but instead are complete fabrications…
…paranormal experiences may well be based upon such false memories.
Furthermore, its reliance upon replicability, self-correction, critical evaluation by peers, and ultimately upon empirical data means that we can legitimately have a higher level of confidence in well-supported scientific theories than in other assertions about the ultimate nature of reality…” (scientists don’t suffer from any of the above)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/02/anomalistic-psychology-critical-thinking See also Psychology in denial
This blatant appeal to authority is leaving nothing to chance and at a stroke he wipes out our cognisance, ability to think for ourselves, our free will, our logic and imagination, our memory and our common sense. Which is replaced with “critical evaluation by peers” and “well-supported scientific theories”, claimed to be “superior to other assertions about the ultimate nature of reality”. What he is saying is that only scientists are able to think.