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Appeal to ignorance, in this case for the sake of melodrama. That's one of the favorite tactics of 'woo'. Chemistry is now based on direct understanding of the structure of atoms. There are no gaps in the element table, and probably not many remaining undiscovered elements even at the far end. Very heavy elements are very unstable and short-lived. I agree with Aine that the statement needs to be clarified, but if they mean that they really have no idea what it is, they wouldn't even know to call it an 'alloy' (a combination of one or more metals with possibly other non-metallic elements). And if it really was something unlike any other known matter, why would it even interact with normal matter? If they simply mean that they don't know where it came from (who manufactured it) then the person or persons reporting the story are using deliberate ambiguity, again, for the purpose of melodrama. An unidentifiable piece of wreckage is not evidence of aliens or super-human technology.

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The Pentagon's UFO Program 2746 Aine 17-Dec-17 19:48
Mod Note > Topic Moved 277 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Dec-17 20:10
Fighter aircraft 379 Reagent 17-Dec-17 21:13
Re: Fighter aircraft 354 Aine 17-Dec-17 21:24
Oh please! 313 Reagent 17-Dec-17 22:40
Re: Oh please! 272 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:55
Apologies! 267 Reagent 17-Dec-17 23:14
Re: Apologies! 240 Aine 17-Dec-17 23:17
No Worries 249 Reagent 18-Dec-17 03:43
Re: No Worries 259 Archaic 18-Dec-17 03:54
Familiar acronym 224 Reagent 19-Dec-17 20:56
Re: No Worries 221 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:31
Fun, too 249 Reagent 18-Dec-17 18:51
Re: Fun, too 218 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:59
Language conundrum 228 Reagent 19-Dec-17 04:58
Re: Fun, too 157 altered-state 28-Mar-18 04:56
Not so safe secrecy 189 Reagent 29-Mar-18 09:17
Re: Not so safe secrecy 306 altered-state 29-Mar-18 15:01
We are not alone: Alien Presence 319 Sirhope 19-Dec-17 07:13
We are not alone; neither are they 219 Reagent 19-Dec-17 08:47
Re: We are not alone; neither are they 219 Sirhope 19-Dec-17 09:34
We are not alone; neither are they 225 Reagent 19-Dec-17 12:03
Title 14, Section 1211 of U.S. Federal Code: 227 Reagent 19-Dec-17 18:11
Re: Oh please! 233 Archaic 17-Dec-17 23:16
Re: Fighter aircraft 240 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:46
Some context of what we're seeing in video 324 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:36
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 326 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:48
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 244 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:54
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 211 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:56
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 212 Aine 17-Dec-17 23:14
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 221 Archaic 17-Dec-17 23:54
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 266 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:35
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 285 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:47
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 208 Archaic 18-Dec-17 01:04
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 209 Loki74 18-Dec-17 01:22
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 212 Archaic 18-Dec-17 01:46
Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 235 Archaic 18-Dec-17 02:35
Re: Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 238 Loki74 18-Dec-17 11:01
Re: Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 145 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:29
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 219 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:22
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 288 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 03:44
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 202 jeffreyw 18-Dec-17 03:47
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 215 Archaic 18-Dec-17 04:07
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 210 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:33
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 252 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:50
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 211 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 05:10
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 265 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:49
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 274 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 17:41
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 250 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:10
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 256 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:25
1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 265 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:35
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 233 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:38
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 183 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:43
2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 209 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:41
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 194 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:50
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 196 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:58
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 182 Aine 18-Dec-17 19:03
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 191 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 19:06
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 183 Aine 18-Dec-17 19:08
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 187 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 19:09
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 173 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:43
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 146 Aine 28-Mar-18 13:02
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 156 altered-state 28-Mar-18 15:26
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 144 Aine 29-Mar-18 00:40
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 161 altered-state 29-Mar-18 01:32
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 263 Susan Doris 18-Dec-17 06:41
just got and started reading Leslie Kean's book on my kindle 213 greengirl5 18-Dec-17 07:02
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 267 Archaic 18-Dec-17 07:20
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 218 Susan Doris 18-Dec-17 10:09
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 216 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:56
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 278 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 17:34
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 189 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:46
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 196 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:12
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 189 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:14
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 189 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:22
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 183 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:39
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 238 Anomalies 01-Mar-18 20:11
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 136 Aine 28-Mar-18 00:08
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 147 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:46
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 170 Anomalies 01-Mar-18 20:03
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 264 Vanya 18-Dec-17 07:36
Already posted 261 drrayeye 18-Dec-17 08:50
Re: Already posted 256 Vanya 18-Dec-17 10:09
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 279 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:54
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 220 Vanya 19-Dec-17 07:03
This today 271 Poster Boy 20-Dec-17 00:58
Re: This today 286 Aine 20-Dec-17 01:03
Re: This today 212 Aine 20-Dec-17 18:40
High hopes! 198 greengirl5 20-Dec-17 22:11
Re: High hopes! 198 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:11
Zimbabwae UFO case 230 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:26
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 203 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:31
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 218 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:41
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 232 Aine 21-Dec-17 02:02
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 190 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:13
Could this be it? 210 greengirl5 21-Dec-17 03:18
Re: Could this be it? 182 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:18
And the one I could/did find... 215 Racho 21-Dec-17 05:34
Re: This today 229 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:23
Re: This today 208 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:25
Re: This today 172 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:23
Re: This today 199 Nolondil 21-Dec-17 01:27
Re: This today 202 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:31
Re: This today 186 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:39
Re: This today 209 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:52
Re: This today 185 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:57
Re: This today 181 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:00
very limited consideration imv 188 Racho 21-Dec-17 01:34
Re: very limited consideration imv 211 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:37
try to envision 195 Racho 21-Dec-17 01:47
Re: try to envision 195 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:50
Re: try to envision 190 Nolondil 21-Dec-17 02:23
Re: try to envision 186 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:24
Re: try to envision 181 Racho 21-Dec-17 06:19
Re: try to envision 187 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:53
Re: try to envision 254 Aine 21-Dec-17 17:47
Re: This today 189 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:34
Other angles 320 Reagent 21-Dec-17 07:50
Re: Other angles 212 Aine 21-Dec-17 15:09
Other angles; in progress and deployed 200 Reagent 21-Dec-17 19:00
Re: Other angles; in progress and deployed 203 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:31
In progress and deployed 177 Reagent 22-Dec-17 00:30
Re: In progress and deployed 182 Aine 22-Dec-17 00:59
Re: This today 205 Poster Boy 22-Dec-17 16:43
Re: This today 200 Aine 22-Dec-17 20:39
Re: This today 202 Poster Boy 22-Dec-17 21:58
Re: This today 177 Aine 22-Dec-17 23:37
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 216 WhoWeird 20-Dec-17 21:32
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 211 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:54
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 208 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 02:18
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 194 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:27
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 177 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 12:44
Are all these kids corrupted? 184 Racho 21-Dec-17 06:27
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 183 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 12:51
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 179 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 13:21
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 189 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:59
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 193 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:51
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 217 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:22
CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 232 Archaic 21-Dec-17 20:44
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 239 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:29
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 224 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 23:53
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 225 Aine 22-Dec-17 02:24
disbelievers? 222 drrayeye 22-Dec-17 18:11
Re: disbelievers? 212 Aine 22-Dec-17 20:33
Re: disbelievers? 245 drrayeye 23-Dec-17 02:48
Re: disbelievers? 200 Aine 23-Dec-17 13:47
You don't see the difference? 213 drrayeye 23-Dec-17 18:41
Re: You don't see the difference? 219 Eddie Larry 23-Dec-17 19:32
Re: You don't see the difference? 272 Poster Boy 23-Dec-17 20:04
Re: You don't see the difference? 262 DUNE 02-Jan-18 16:59
Re: You don't see the difference? 324 Aine 02-Jan-18 18:49


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