I just can’t get enough of the Alien encounter type programs, and The Unexplained Files, and stuff like that. But even on those programs, which clearly want you to believe in the existence of aliens, which is what you were predisposed to believe anyway because that’s why you’re watching, you know it is, most of the cases are pretty bogus, and those ‘scientists’ who argue the alien case are the ones who argue every alien case, with complete credulity.
Still, I believe they’re out there, that is a statistical inevitability. If they are not, it’s up to us to go out there and populate the universe, and by that we would prove that Pan-Galactic travel is possible and the future aliens would all be us, so that’s pretty cool, too. But, the idea that out of the billions of stars out there, there are 0 others which have spawned life, seems very unlikely.
One argument against is simple: If they’re out there, why haven’t they made contact? Why don’t they just get on all channels and say “People of Earth! Yes, we’re out here. We don’t really have much reason to contact you, and you seem to be an unstable, volatile, and self-destructive lot. Get back to us in a couple thousand years and we’ll talk.”? Why don’t they just land in Central Park on a Sunday afternoon? And why is it all of the UFO sightings seem to be since the 1950s?
Well, at the risk of sounding like Erich von Daniken, maybe there have been earlier sightings. We have had sightings of angels and demons, leprechauns in Ireland, and various similar spirits and apparitions throughout the world. Maybe the sightings were real, but people did not have the knowledge, imagination, or terminology to see them for the aliens they were.