Scientia potentia est – To translate from the latin, “knowledge is power”. I have previously declared my position on the whole UFO and Alien story and that it is an elaborate realm of fiction. It is easier for people to believe in fantastical things, I posit that deep down it provides some people with a deep connection to the inner self but also to the universe (or what we understand the universe to be). For some that connection will be of wonder and hope. For others it will be fear and anguish.
By observing the fantastical story it is normally explained away that the reason why we have no hard evidence of these fantastical UFO crafts and Alien beings is because Governments around the world (at the highest levels of course) are all involved in an elaborate secret plot to keep this information a secret from the rest of the world. This is what we call a conspiracy theory. Not a conspiracy mind you, conspiracies can and do happen.
A conspiracy theory is defined as follows:
“A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable.”
The key take away here is “when other explanations are more probable” – see Occam’s Razor definition.
So we are faced with a choice that people at the highest levels of society and government are involved in a sinister plot to keep this information from us for personal gain, or alternatively the whole story of UFO’s and Aliens is just that…..a story. Ask yourself the question what is more probable? Try to think objectively and put aside all of the propaganda you have been spoon fed over the years.
The trouble with conspiracy theories is that they can be dangerous to one’s mental state and wellbeing:
“Other effects of conspiracy theories include reduced trust in scientific evidence, radicalization and ideological reinforcement of extremist groups, and negative consequences for the economy.”
One only has to look at what has happened in 2020/21, social media has been awash with various conspiracy theories like Donald Trump winning the election of 2020 and the Corona Virus vaccination program is actually a ploy by the “elites” (no doubt the same elites keeping the UFO and Alien information from us) to kill off the human race (not a great business model).
The point here is that if you convince yourself of the existence of one conspiracy theory you are more likely to entertain other conspiracy theories.
This psychological condition is known as Apophenia:
“the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between seemingly unrelated things. The term (German: Apophänie) was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia. He defined it as “unmotivated seeing of connections (accompanied by) a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness”. He described the early stages of delusional thought as self-referential, over-interpretations of actual sensory perceptions, as opposed to hallucinations.
Apophenia has come to imply a human propensity to seek patterns in random information.”
Conspiracy theories are merely a state of mind. Make it your business to question what people dish up in front of you. What motivates the people who perpetrate conspiracy theories? More than likely the people who involve themselves in such folly are suffering from mental illness themselves or profit from the weak of mind (or both). Knowledge is Power.
Next up…..If not Aliens…then what are people seeing in the skies?