Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Deluded and the Divne - Space Distance, Occam's Razor, and Goatman
The History Channel and its conglomerates (H2, Destination America) are awash in cryptozoology and alien documentaries these days, and science is at last beginning to notice the 'alien stamp on DNA' (here) - and I for one couldn't be more tickled to death about it. However, I have to wonder just how much they are advancing the 'cause' of full disclosure vs. indicating we're still largely a clueless breed of bioengineered livestock, regularly harvested for our chi before we even know we have it, by crafty Archons with magnetic suction nets. What? Have I said too much!? I got my Chi sucked last year, and am getting justice anyway I can. I do believe the truth is in there - amidst the speculation and things ancient astronaut theorists contend.
There is one channel that insults our intelligence by refusing to consider ANY of the mountains of evidence and worthy speculation regarding aliens: the Science channel, which is now attempting to compete with their own brand of alien-focused programming, with scientists speculating on what our visitors will look like when and if they ever drop by. They don't even address the vast history of eyewitness'accounts, and indeed ignore the entire field of UFO studies, to ponder instead what aliens may look like and how it would be impossible for them to travel to our planet over such long distances even at the speed of light.
If you take these Science channel shows at face value, you would think we'd yet to even see a single saucer. Clearly, until a scientist has a real, dead alien to dissect, the entire field of UFO research--which has libraries of convincing evidence for anyone who cares to investigate--is just a lot of hallucinations and misinterpreted swamp gas, EVEN THOUGH the scientists who initially started using the 'swamp gas defense', Alan Hynek, has admitted it was bullshit requested by the CIA and Air Force in order to diffuse mounting panic.
I've written in the past why I partially understand this approach. If you doubt the citizenry would panic over a full-on admission fo the existence of UFOs, just examine the fall-out after the Phoenix lights in 1997, or Roswell, when the media stormed the police and military phone lines and no one could get a call through to save their lives. The CIA saw this and realized enemy agents could completely cripple our defenses just by launching a phony craft, so they told the Air Force to begin the ridicule and swamp gas-labeling. And as often happens with insecure cliques, science eventually started believing its own cover story.
First of all a dead giveaway is when a supposedly up-to-date (on quantum mechanics) scientist starts rambling about how far away the nearest star is, and that it would take whatever million years to travel there. I can't help but think of, say, a Catholic priest in the Middle Ages scoffing at the idea you could sail 'around' a world that is flat--perhaps launching an investigation intent on 'clearing up' once and for all any foolish notions of circumvention; or a scientist in the 1700s exclaiming that 'flying' from New York City to California inside of a single afternoon will always be utterly impossible since how would you even get a horse and covered wagon into the air?
The things is, scientists didn't USED to be so narrow-minded. Ben Franklin, Jefferson, and the original founders of America all believed in alien visitations. Some of them had close encounters of all the various kinds. When George Washington had a visit from a mysterious glowing Nordic-style 'angel' at Valley Forge he wasn't ridiculed by his buddies. All the ridicule over saucer sightings really began as a defense against panic and security risks during the Cold War.
In some ways conventional science shows its become that which used to persecute it, i.e. provincial in the way it fears that reality and 'common knowledge' might get ahead of it. Therefore, if someone sees a vehicle traveling in the sky at a speed faster than science is ready to prove possible at that point in time, that witness is lying or misinterpreting a star. No one would question a witness seeing an object traveling at the speed of a modern jet today. If you go home to mom and say "I just saw this big jet streaking across the sky!" she wouldn't call you a liar and/or commit you to the sanitarium. But if you said you saw such a thing a mere 100 years ago, it would be quite a different story. Science wasn't yet ready to say such things were possible. And anyone who disagreed was an idiot or hoaxer.
For example science has recently discovered the possibility of millions of inhabitable planets in our galaxy alone, but Mr. Scientist, I assure you those planets existed long before you discovered them. And if you think the distances between solar systems is too long to travel may I suggest two things --one, isn't space a vacuum? So why does it count as distance? You could probably collapse it with the right kind of gravitational engineering (and all the evidence of UFOs points to their operating on magnetic-gravitational manipulation) And two, imagine how much farther away those planets would seem if your spaceship was super small! Now gasp to realize that tiny aliens have visited our planet, as recently illuminated by Steven Greer:
Now, reverse it, imagine if your ship was millions of light years in diameter. Imagine not bringing a ship at all, why even need to lug bodies--with all their problematic needs--along? Why not work on just beaming our intelligence out into the stars and then find a suitable host once we reach a suitable planet, and begin evolving the life forms there into hosts for our non corporeal selves? Rather than traversing linear space we should be thinking about traversing dimensions, zones of conscious spatiality where size, distance, time, and depth all become meaningless concepts.
This idea becomes a fact of direct experience to anyone who's 'stepped out' into these dimensions, whether through abduction, meditation/spiritual awakening, and/or psychedelics, and that's why one feels so sorry for the Science Channel clinging to its deluded hypotheses about 'what alien life could be like' and wondering why no one watches their show. If they took more acid and stuff, maybe they wouldn't be so protective and fretful over their little corner of the known.
Instead of the Science Channel then, we're busy watching Ancient Aliens and UFO Hunters and now Alien Witness and Alien Mysteries, because, simply put, we believe our fellow man's own eyes, and in evidence even if its been stolen or confiscated. We trust the farmer who says he saw something in his field vs. the smug skeptic a hundred miles away who dismisses it all as swamp gas without even checking whether there's a swamp. We open-minded sorts--the TRUE skeptics--use a simple scientific Occam's razor which operates on the principle that when faced with a mystery, the most logical and obvious solution is usually the right one. If you consider the size of the galaxy, the age of it relative to our brief span here on earth, the impossibility of us--even now--engineering something as giant and odd as the Great Pyramid, and our vast difference from all other life on this planet--then it begins to make sense that aliens exist and seeded us into being. It is simply logical. It is much, much MUCH more far-fetched to think every other inhabitable planet (and most scientists believe there are some out there, based if for no other reason on the sheer size of space) is deserted except for microbes, or patiently waiting for us to master inter-dimensional electromagnetic propulsion before they manifest into reality.
I cannot nor do I wish too remove the comforting cloud of folklore from around these things.
Bigfoot Mystery solved post). The most recent episode had a section on a Satanic entity from the coal country of Kentucky they call the Goatman, who somehow possesses foolhardy local teens and leads them onto a very dangerous train trestle where they often meet their deaths. Apparently the acoustics of the valley where the trestle runs muffles the sound of approaching trains until they're right on top of you. Or maybe that's just Goatman mojo.
While I'd be the last person to openly dismiss such a claim I'm much more intrigued by the possibility of it being pure myth. Here, at last, in broad daylight, is living folklore fulfilling its highest function, to add mythic resonance to a foolish waste of life. Bored kids stuck in nowhere heartland America do this shit all the time - and often Discovery or History or MTV is there to catch it. When a kid dies for such a dumb reason as climbing a tressle to show off to his friends, the tragedy is such that one naturally wishes to make it less the kid's fault and more supernatural. What's interesting too is that these kids who die on the trestle are drawn there to SEEK the Goatman, so just the legend in and of itself draws kids to their deaths.
This kind of urban myth-making is what every scientist and priest fears, of course, that we will return to this dark ages mindset - blaming unseen entitties for everything from our own crimes to bad harvests, wage cuts, and lost car keys... until, as it always does, this fear of the unknown and unseen spreads to accusing the weirder locals of being witches - and then the noose, and cross, and burning alive, and drowning.
I'm not arguing whether or not he exists. In fact I spent a two-week summer camp stint in Maryland with a group of kids who did nothing but draw goat man pictures all day and shiver in our beds all night with fear he was walking around outside. (this version was a half-goat half-scientist who carried an axe).
ONE LAST THING
I'm always fascinated when someone is abducted by aliens, apparently randomly--being in the wrong place, wrong time --and then the trauma of their ordeal gradually leads to hypnotic regression uncovering a whole history of abduction experiences dating back through childhood. My thesis is that these memories did not exist prior to this 'first' abduction, the random one, but aliens can time travel along the lines of human memory, in effect abducting the subject as he recalls the abduction--simultaneously!
This is only a theory of course, but if you imagine memory as a sound wave, or electromagnetic brain function, then the alien abductions could be an interdimensional radio broadcast that travels in both directions along time lines, examining the evolution of its subject forward and back once initial examination is made. Human researchers abduct animals in the wild, do quick examinations, then tag the animal with a tracking device before releasing them back into the wild. From then on they monitor their movements, and perhaps abduct them at a later date. BUT - what if after abducting them we could monitor their movements and rates of growth and change both going forward AND backward? Would, in the days that followed the 'first' abduction, the subject--and even his family and other witnesses--begin to 'remember' abductions stretching back into childhood?
I've 'always' felt that being abducted is kind of like having a Nielsen box - you're representing humanity but who are you? I've never met a Nielsen subject OR an alien abductee, to my knowledge, and yet you represent me! I thank you for your service, and count my blessings.