From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 18:33:01 -0800 (PST) Fwd Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:30:11 -0500 Subject: Re: The 'Funny' Part - Nielsen >From: Robert Barrow <rbarr.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:38:10 -0500 >Subject: The 'Funny' Part >When a rural UFO sighting witnessed by a couple of people makes >news headlines, the debunkers ask why it's always some farmer in >the middle of nowhere who spots a saucer. >When a UFO pops up over one of the world's busiest airports, >witnessed by many, the debunkers suggest a weather anomaly. >You can't win. >How curious that we embrace our idiocy so fondly and so quickly >when we crave a solution to anesthetize the inquiring mind. >Robert Barrow In humans, behavior usually predicts behavior. This doesnít preclude independent choice and change, superfluous or fundamental. It only speaks to patterns established by habits based on current desires for comfort and ease, or economy and efficiency, if that suits you. Human standards are the only values we use when measuring those events around us, as it should be. Objectifying events is not easy for us. We seek meaning in everything; our own meaning in everything, to be sure. But is that enough? And can we really consider what we know we donít know? Can we ever know what we donít know? No. We look for patterns and hypothesize, With never-ending review and research. Is there ever a big enough sample size? We ask, while trying our good names to not besmirch. We opine on the one side, Each reference well-vetted, As we blindly and foolishly grope, For any grimy life-line rope, To save us from each slippery slope. Itís our lot in life, we guess, As we still consider, nevertheless, We canít understand it all, Because our brains are much too small. But is that such a bad thing? No, it isn't a bad thing. To stop the boredom, we gain our reason. To refuse the rut, we embrace the search. To refrain from the mundane, we choose a life of discovery! We can win. And we will!
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