Is the truth out there?

I confess that one of the things that has the capacity to amuse me greatly is the tendency for some people to believe in a government conspiracy that has withheld from us the confirmation that alien life exists on other planets and has visited earth (and done goodness knows what while here). But even where we don’t follow the conspiracy theory, there are many who believe, or desperately want to believe, that there are intelligent life forms elsewhere in the universe. More of this speculation has been covered by the BBC here. If you scroll down to the comments, you will see some wonderfully sincere and confident statements about all this.

I guess that in the end this is an illustration of the human hunger for mystery and awe. We don’t just want to watch Star Trek, we want to believe it could be true. And why not? There is always a chance: or, as they say that in Klingon, “reH ‘eb tu’lu'”.

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