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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2020 10:12 p.m. PST

"One of the favorite pastimes of the modern skeptic is to point out how various fringe authors, especially those of the Ancient Alien fanboy set are either overt Nazis, crypto-fascists, or at least motivated by some notion of establishing Aryan superiority. While, I'm admittedly fond of pointing out Nazis and aware that it's a little more difficult these days, as in most cases they've eschewed public goose-stepping, their passion for leather, overt Jew-bashing, and efforts at conquering Europe, I strongly suspect that we are conflating a much more deep-seated desire that has a broader appeal to folks at large. Its foolhardy to assume that the massive interest and popularity of theories about ancient aliens signifies a tendency towards racism or national-socialist brand fascism afoot amongst the general public, just as it is dangerous to assume that every supporter of the other political party is a moron, and superficially classifying ideological motivations is a wonderful debate tactic, but fails to explore the deeper compulsions that frame our interactions with the infosphere, which clearly predominate human relations these days…"
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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2020 5:20 a.m. PST

I tend not to take a position on whether we have been visited by ancient astronauts across the millennia, mostly because there are only two equally unpleasant and wholly depressing options if it is indeed the case: (1) They are really incompetent, or (2) they are super-intelligent and just screwing with us.

What about the other options?

There was only one of them

They were joyriding teen aliens, so they just left

They crashed an could no longer leverage their technological superiority due to low and decreasing numbers

… and lots of other possibilities.

Legion 407 Jul 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

I like those Ancient Alien shows !

Of course I always find it odd/interesting that a number of alien craft have been reported to have crashed. Or even shot down ?

And recovered by the US, Russia and probably others. They need new pilot training programs or maintenance procedures. evil grin

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2020 8:34 a.m. PST

Interesting thoughts as to Ancient Aliens

As ethotheipi points outs, lots of possibilities including free lancers or explorers who just got lost

Zephyr107 Jul 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

"(…) a number of alien craft have been reported to have crashed. Or even shot down ? "

Unlike the Aliens, Earth would have a Triple A service in place to recover it's own crashed saucers… ;-)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2020 2:56 p.m. PST

My favorite explanation is Invader Zim, who is a goof up alien that nobody likes (except Zim himself) in a species of technologically advanced jerkwad aliens.

They sent him to EE-ay-arth …


… basically to get rid of him.

Legion 407 Jul 2020 3:46 p.m. PST

Zephyr1 Good point ! With all those crashed UFOs, they certainly could use a Galactic version of AAA !

lots of possibilities including free lancers or explorers who just got lost
Very true Fredrick just because they can/may be able to fly, move, traverse, etc. thru out the Galaxy/Universe. They may be very, very hi-tech, but that does not mean they can't have many of the failings humans have.

But let's hope not ! huh?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2020 8:59 p.m. PST



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