Statistically, we are at a high in hits to the forum (server insider info stuff) THE DARK SIDE has a real following normally, but people are thinking holidays NOT aliens right now, I guess :)
I plan on following up on the different theories soon, just been doing the holiday thing myself lately.
I do though believe that eventually science will prove that God exists - blowing a hole in the outlook of many scientist's minds! Imagine ONE extreme formula that explains how ALL THINGS can ONLY EXIST through the creation of a superior being.
I'm a firm believer that the Universe is filled with life of unimaginable shapes and sizes. We think in fairly simple terms. it walks, crawls, flys or swims, but image if there are many many other possibilities in which species can move such as through time, through radio spectrums and lightwave shifting. To me, we are very hindered by the BELIEF that we only have FIVE senses - what a horrible thing to teach our children: if (as a species) we taught our young that clarvoient, telepathic and other senses were possible, maybe they could develop those senses as keenly as they do the accepted five!
For one, I believe that there is a HUGE possibility that we may have be teraformed here on Earth from some other planet, for whatever reason - ideally, for the sake of evolving into a conscience creature capable of unlimited skill and ability.
I do believe in God, and I don't think anything I said above contradicts with the ability of having a God. After all, to a goldfish, God is the one sprinkling the fish food - we are very arrogant to think we are so superior to the simpler species on this planet - I believe one thing above all others: we are here to experience the physical world, we are conscience creatures (spirits or souls if perfer) here NOT AS A TEST, but allowed to exist to be able to have something to compare our conscience existance to.
Artists will tell you that "you can only see the light when compared to the dark" just think of a bright yellow/orange sunset and how brilliant the color is - it almost appears as if it is backlit. But that is because the other colors are dark and muted, and in comparison the yellow is THAT much brighter. I think our life on Earth is much like that, we are experiencing the dark so that our conscience after-life is all the much brighter.
There is a Tai-Chi thing in everything, you can't truely know how "feeling well" is until you have experienced being sick, etc.. So God gives us this world, a simple little planet within a small solar system, within an average sized galaxy in an obscure and isolated part of the Universe. I can only image trillions of other obscure planets throughout the Universe, all at different stages of development and I believe many of them have evolved to the next step in evolution where the ability to go OUT OF BODY is as easy as just thinking of it, traveling anywhere by just wishing it and existing in a reality that is unknown and unimaginable to us as the creatures in the deep seas of our own planet.
One thing is for sure; if we are ever to see other planets, it won't be by physical propulsion as our top NASA brains invision it today - we need a paradgym shift in the way we travel and I'm pretty sure it involve OBE in some way or maybe a wormhole generator.
It would be interesting if we some day create a device that works like a router/hub opening an on-ramp to an existing super-galactic highway. It would indeed be a RIGHT TO PASSAGE for humanity, just imagine US on the same super-highway as a few million other advanced species - sweet.
Of course, by time we are paying the toll for the on-ramp, the super-galactic highway will be an antiquated means of getting around and we'll need to borrow newer technology to use the faster routers. I wish us well as a species, I do believe we are VERY YOUNG in the grand scheme of things and we have barely tasted what is possible.
I look at my new MP3 player, a 6GB player which realistically holds about 2500 or so songs - imagine a juke-box large enough to hold THAT many records and then look at the size of todays mp3 players. NO ONE could have imagined back in the 50s and 60s of such technology, but today you can find 1500 players, all affordable to the average Joe. Again, you need to think out-side-the-box, a paradgym shift creates new technology and over-night the new technology is standard and common-place.
Some day, we will not even be able to imagine a world where OUT OF BODY TRAVEL didn't exist - just as kids can't image a world without the Internet existing. It only takes ONE generation to make Magical inventions to seem common. I heard on MSNBC that 80% of all polled 5th graders had no idea what a type-writer or word-processor was. Image (and take my word for it) someday people will have to look in a dictionary to find out what the Internet was, because I'm sure there will be a better and far advanced way to communicated info, so much so that the Internet will go the way of 8 track tapes (8 track what???) lol.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and more in the DARKSIDE, I'm very comfortable in this forum, I know others are too!!!!