> and was
> always far closer to scepticism than ever I was to believing
> anyway; especially in view of the accumulating knowledge of the
This is a curious position for one to have. A pretzel of a position really. Accumulated knowledge of the Universe, what is that? Is that the accumulated knowledge of Humankind? I think that's what you mean.
Since our knowledge from the past, and all of the most recently obtained knowledge points to a high probability of life existing anywhere it can. And all the accumulated credible eyewitness accounts that is 'accumulating'. The idea of hallucinations or mirages being responsible has lost all credibility.
Yet, you are closer to skeptical....? IMO this is how you can tell someone is just having a hard time with the data. It's personally too hard for them to accept. So, somehow... a mirage makes more sense...
This isn't a very academic or scientific approach.
A person might think the bulk of the most recent information backs the idea that Aliens are a hoax. Thinking, the more years that goes by without an alien body being shown on TV... the more right you are? That seems to be as absent of substances as our missing alien.
I submit the countless number of still unexplainable accounts from perfectly credible eyewitnesses that say. Yes, the discs are real.