Published October 3, 2011
Alien life , First Contact , Not-so-science , Star Trek , Videos
Tags: Alien life, Astrobiology, David Icke, Dian Fossey, First Contact, Prime Directive
Imagine that intelligent alien life exists, that its discovered humanity, and that it has the technology to reach us. What would first contact between humanity and aliens be like?
In the first post in this series I looked at the idea that advanced alien civilisations might be totally indifferent to our existence and would simply choose to ignore us.
In the other scenarios in this series I’ll assume that they are interested in us, and in this post, that they arrive on Earth, but in a rather covert fashion.
Continue reading ‘First Contact Scenarios – Espionage’
Published March 18, 2011
2012 Apocalypse , Not-so-science , Skepticism
Tags: Aliens, bullshit, Conspiracy theory, David Icke, Equation, Extraterrestrial life, Oprah Winfrey, Skepticism, Weird beliefs
I’ve always been fascinated by why people believe weird things, particularly the totally illogical ones. I delved into this world when I researched my 2012 blog posts, and there seemed to be a pattern behind a lot of the crazy beliefs, particularly in the way they’re constructed.
Based on this I’ve made my own equation for nonsense. I’ve seen that the more successful illogical beliefs tend to have a number of common features, and the more of these features they can fit into one crazy story, the more people will believe the story and defend it passionately.
I’ve tried to capture this in my equation (don’t get excited, there isn’t any maths), and I’ve used it to make my own insane myth.
Continue reading ‘The Equation of Nonsense’