Wednesday, October 23, 2013

UFO Sightings and the Courtroom

The UFO phenomena is a favorite issue for skeptics to kick around. Despite the widespread view of many that there is something to it, the mechanisms of the conventional wisdom produces a psychological license to joke about it so that anyone who seriously discusses it in "polite" conventional society is dismissed as a kook or a crackpot and becomes fodder for derisive humor. What is really funny is that that the "non-scientific" thinking that goes into courtroom deliberations over guilt or innocence often utilizes the same level of circumstantial and secondhand observation that produces a rational basis for believing that many UFOs are more than swamp gas or meteors or some other random, natural event. Oh well, I guess we'll just have to start making jokes about the justice system and its so-called carefully deliberated verdicts. Ha! Ha! Hysterical.                                                                                  

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