No problem. I just find that the lack of concrete evidence is a stumbling block to any sort of proof that any aliens are here.
No offense, but does anyone ever wonder if back in the day there were chimpanzees in Tanzania arguing amongst themselves about the existence of Jane Goodall? One chimpanzee says she personally saw her Jeep headlights, but another chimpanzee counters that that sounded like swamp gas, which he personally saw one night up by Mountain-Lake . Another chimpanzee found a little, brown plastic corner of a Snickers wrapper, but another chimpanzee said he's seen a plant in the Deep Jungle with shiny, waterproof brown leaves just like that. Another chimpanzee says he saw a pale, white-skinned, tall she-ape, but another chimpanzee remembers seeing an albino gorilla once which looked just like that (no offense to Jane;)... And no offense to anyone here, because I'm not calling any of you simians or anything, I'm saying in this analogy, humans are the chimps! And thus, I find it hard to believe any intelligent species would want to make contact with humankind in any way, shape, or form. For your consideration: Humankind is currently causing the sixth Great Extinction, a catastrophic event of such apocalyptic magnitude as to be almost beyond comprehension and previously confined to natural causes, such as devastating asteroid impacts, caldera eruptions, etc. Not to mention the human history of wars, genocides, pollution, etc. Or the (whole$ale) destruction, despoiliation, and poisoning of our own home planet. Etc, etc.
Or long story short: Regarding aliens, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. As there are *obvious* reasons there shouldn't be any, by way of analogy, Jane Goodall didn't leave any real evidence for the chimpanzees when she was spying on them. The whole point of "spying", right?
I mean, seriously, if there are aliens visiting us, then they're currently studying us to determine how to quarantine Earth and prevent the spread of this infectious disease known as homo sapiens, sapiens. (Sorry, I'm something of an incurable misanthrope;) And currently, they're probably debating if they should try and save the rest of the *successful* animal/plant species living on this planet, about to be made extinct by the one *unsuccessful* species. Because for all we know, the latest SARS epidemic was their umpteenth attempt to Save the Planet;) Or if not, they are simply filming us for quite probably one of the most highest-rated, intergalactic, reality-TV series in the Milky Way... The tagline for this show being: "Earth: The Jerry Springer Show of the Galaxy!"
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