Have Aliens Visited the Earth

Roswell. Area 51. Crop Circles. Cattle mutilations. The cast of Jersey Shore. We are fascinated with the idea that aliens have visited the earth. One-third of Americans believe we have been visited by aliens. One-third! Yes, there are that many stupid people out there. But rest assured the idea of alien visitation is pure bullshit.

Recently there was a story about a mysterious light in China that many believed was a visitation of aliens. We all have heard these stories and many believe them, even some people that believe they are of above-average intelligence. Believing that aliens have visited the earth is ridiculous.

Do aliens exist? Of course they do. We are not the center of the universe, as most religions believe. The sheer incomprehensible magnitude of the universe makes it virtually certain that there are many civilizations out there.

There are a few major flaws with these theories, some scientific, some psychological. The paramount one from the Misanthrope’s POV is that the people who claim to have been abducted etc. are generally non-descript nobodies desperate for attention. As the great sage Lisa Simpson said, the people that see aliens are “all pathetic low-lifes with boring jobs.” Well said Lisa. When someone like Bill Gates or Barack Obama claims to have been abducted let me know.

Carl Sagan said that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” I cannot speak for you, but the drunken ramblings of our insecure, pathetic human race, starved for attention and meaning, do not constitute extraordinary proof to me. People go to Death Row based on false identifications and yet I am to believe that the same people can properly identity an alien craft or being?

Scientifically, the notion is ridiculous. Firstly, there is no reason at all any civilization would notice us. The earth is a tiny, smaller-than-an-atom object in a non-descript galaxy among billions and trillions. We are so insignificant that one cannot even comprehend how small we are. We have no special place in the universe, we are not significant in the least and we are not the creatures of God. We are masses of intelligent carbon and nothing more, not the slightest bit noteworthy or of interest other than our mere existence for a short time.

Secondly, the vast distances of space make it virtually impossible. Anything with mass cannot travel at light-speed and even if it could a life form would likely have to live for millennia to get here. So a ship or an alien life, robot or what have you simply would not make it. And spare me the non-common-sensical explanations like travel from an alternate universe or mastery of wormholes.

To put it in perspective, just to get from the nearest star (aside from the sun) to the earth, travelling at one million miles per hour, would take 2,500 years! And that is one lousy star, the closest to us aside from the sun.

Thirdly, why the hell would an advanced civilization that mastered space travel and miraculously found this pathetic rock come here simply to probe, rape or abduct us? Isn’t it more likely that these poor people that make these claims were molested or violated by another human and the brain concocts this explanation?

There is a simple way to prove that I am wrong. The Randi Foundation offers a one million dollar prize to anyone who can prove under controlled scientific conditions, that any supernatural claim is true. Surprisingly there have been no winners or takers. The Nova Foundation also made a similar offer to evaluate supposed alien implants. Not one person came forth.

There are about a thousand explanations for these claims: pure lies, fantasy, mental illness, shared delusion, psychological defense mechanisms etc. There is no evidence other than stories from the unreliable narrators of our fellow men. Most of these claims come out under hypnosis, which is bullshit in itself. Essentially we have a mass of science on one side and a bunch of stories of humans on another. Which side you fall on is pretty much a litmus lest for your intelligence.

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3 Responses to “Have Aliens Visited the Earth”

  1. […] Have Aliens Visited the Earth – Short answer: no, as this post makes clear: There are a few major flaws with these theories, some scientific, some psychological. The paramount one from the Misanthrope’s POV is that the people who claim to have been abducted etc. are generally non-descript nobodies desperate for attention. As the great sage Lisa Simpson said, the people that see aliens are “all pathetic low-lifes with boring jobs.” Well said Lisa. When someone like Bill Gates or Barack Obama claims to have been abducted let me know. […]

  2. Yes aliens have visited this planet before.

    I have proof for that.

    I am a space alien in a monkey suit.

    do you want a DNA sample?

  3. Illegal aliens have visited my state for sure. Legal ones as well. The problem here is what we define as alien. Is it green skinned? with multiple eyes? Or better yet, is it living?
    A group of astronauts could technically become aliens from some freak incident and they are stuck on mars eventually creating a civilization sustained on greenhouses for oxygen and food. They’d be a lost civilization and we’d never know it. When we discover them, they’d in a sense, be aliens. Like Darwin’s sparrows, different environments can create different species. This is highly unlikely but it is not impossible either. My point is, alien contact is not an illogical possibility because we don’t even know what an alien is.

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