And I'm always in favor of discarding all beliefs in favor of direct, personal experience, or simply saying "I'm not aware of that yet".
I've seen clients and taught internationally for years, and every client that I have seen that has claimed to be abducted, has had something else going on - schizophrenia, chemical imbalance, paranoia, physical/emotional abuse, combinations of things, etc.
Every client, eh? Coincidence? Correlation? I actually had a serious psychological episode. During that time, I saw UFOs. A psychologist might say they were hallucinations and that I was delusional. Maybe you shouldn't believe me because I'm crazy and everything, but it takes a certain STATE OF MIND to see certain things. And people have had mental "disorders" forever. We only recently started assigning people diseases and complexes and telling them they can take a pill to "fix" their brain. There is nothing wrong with my brain. There is nothing more false about my perception than there is about your perception.
I went crazy once and didn't sleep for weeks. During that time, I saw UFOs and experienced too many "coincidences" to count. But my mind state was somehow "not valid," according to the Western world, so my experience is somehow "not valid" as well. This is straight up ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
Originally Posted by t4488
As to the agendas, I was more referring to the degree with which some of these evolutionary theorists attack intelligent design.
I would say young earth creationism has been disproved. I would say evidence of evolution has been proven. I would not say that evolution has been proven to explain ALL we know about life and I would not say evolution and intelligent design are mutually exclusive. In fact here is an example of intelligent design. GM mosquito wild release takes campaigners by surprise - SciDev.Net
The very fact that intelligent design is possible opens a minute possibility of alien intervention in our development.
Yep. Intelligent design is possible, at the same time evolution is possible. I was explaining all this crap about evolution because you said you were "agnostic" about it and that you "used to believe in it." Evolution is a fact. Evolution does NOT claim to explain all the answers to the universe. It only claims to explain...you know, evolution. A mechanism for change.
Any person that tries to use evolution to disprove intelligent design is...well, pretty stupid. The subjects belong to two different discourses. They really have nothing to do with one another. Science is not religion, and religion is not science, if people weren't aware.
Also what's up with the weird link you posted? Also, just my two cents: I don't understand what they point of an "alien announcement" would be. I think it's much more beneficial for people to decide for themselves if something exists, rather than being told...