Steve Zalewski wrote:May 3, 2013
I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the monochrome black and white photo that is on this thread IS A LOW RESOLUTION PHOTO OF ROCKS ON THE MARTIAN SURFACE. Since photos can be altered, "the nail" may be part of the image that was altered, or perhaps high winds on Mars which caused dust storms caused this area to be eroded.
If people would use critical thinking skills in the UFO field, it would make it much much more difficult for debunkers to discredit the UFO subject. You HAVE a brain, USE IT. I don't mean to offend, but I'm trying to get people to THINK before they put their foot in their mouth by making less then credible statements.
I could not agree more. To my mind, there IS some highly intriguing UFO evidence out there. None of it is conclusive, but it is certainly enough to warrant further investigation rather than a casual dismissal. But none of this is helped by the net being full of clearly bogus claims or identification of every rock on Mars as an alien or every pinpoint light in the sky as the advance scout for the Beta Reticulan invasion.
The UFO phenomenon should be treated thus...
1) Is there a genuine phenomenon to be explained. I would answer ( after reading hundreds of cases ) yes...and I'd include an unknown physics phenomenon in the list of possibilities.
2) Is there evidence of a non-conventional explanation ? Inconclusive, but by no means implausible.
3) Is there any highly convincing evidence of extraterrestrials ? No, but there is anecdotal evidence suggestive of it.
4) Should people scoff ? No..they should investigate, whilst not blindly accepting every tall story on the net.