UFO Traces

Over 100 billion stars populate our galaxy, and our galaxy is just one of another 100 or more billion galaxies, so the universe must be teeming with intelligent life. Given that we live in a middle-aged galaxy, other life forms are surely far more advanced than we are. This means our comparatively primitive notions of physics shouldn’t define what these other possible forms of life can or can’t do. Some are probably interdimensional and can manipulate space-time in ways we still don’t understand. Others might not even need physical form. They might be manifestations of pure energy. None of this is hard to believe.

For many, the UFO debate hinges on how much credence one should give to trace evidence and eyewitness testimony. Forensic experts use trace evidence to help solve criminal cases, for instance. Thus, it would be incautious to dismiss the millions of people who think they’ve seen UFOs or claim to have been in contact with what they thought were aliens. In fact, dismissing so many claims, especially from those considered to be highly credible witnesses, would run counter to scientific inquiry.

The problem, of course, has to do with what many consider to be a lack of credible empirical evidence, which is understandable. Until broadly observed and quantified contact occurs, if it ever does, maybe the best way to approach the situation is with healthy skepticism but an open mind. Technology has been shifting public perception toward belief in UFO visitations to Earth due to so many personal videos now being shown on YouTube and through other social media platforms. What I find so interesting is that it would take only one case to be legitimatized by science and government to transform human awareness, consciousness, and behavior in the most profound ways ever. During the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, which took place in Washington, D.C. from April 29th to May 3rd, 2013, distinguished UFO researcher Richard Dolan argued that disclosure “is a paradox. It’s impossible, but it is inevitable.” The video below is a record of his claim. We must wait for time to determine its veracity.

1 Discussion on “UFO Traces”
  • Intelligence can be a hard to qualify evolutionary trait, as it comes in many different forms. What do we consider intelligence? As humans we generally judge animal intelligence by how closely their thought processes approach ours, but this shows an anthropocentric bias no doubt. Are avians, capable of detecting magnetic fields and migrating thousands of miles annually, intelligent in a way incomparable to humans? Or is this simply classified as instinctual; the kinetic manifestation of sensory abilities we don’t have?

    Intelligence, like flight, or sharp teeth, is just one of the myriad tools in the evolutionary arsenal. It may be quite rare. It may be as specified as the duckbill of a platypus. Steven Hawking has his doubts about whether or not intelligence is even that great of an evolutionary step. Our destructive nature is often an impediment toward our own survivabilty. We’ve only been on this planet for a brief period; our longevity, if it occurs, will be the accomplishment by which intelligence as a survival tool will be measured. But we have millions of years ahead of us to be deemed successful as an intelligent species. I have my doubts that we’ll make it.

    Colonization of distant worlds may be our only hope, and ultimately, the only way our species could achieve any sort of immortality; the end goal of every organism.