It is likely that aliens have visited earth
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First round acceptance.
It is true that our universe is about 13.8 billion years old. http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov...
It is also apparent that our universe has the capacity to support life. Since the Big Bang, the light from our universe has been expanding. So the light from the Big bang has traveled nearly 13.8 billion light years. This makes our universe amazingly big. Astronomers estimate that there are between 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies in the universe, and that there are at least 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. http://www.space.com...
The amount of stars in the universe must be truly incredible. Since we know that there is a massive amount of stars in our universe, and that our universe definitely has the capacity to support life as we know it, the probability of extraterrestrial life existing else where in the universe is high. According to the Drake Equation, there could be anywhere "between 1000 and 100,000,000 civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy." http://en.wikipedia.org...
There is so much potential for life outside of earth, and the universe is so old. Many extraterrestrial civilizations could have become advanced on their planets long before humans arose on Earth (even one million years before human civilization is small on the cosmic time scale). There is ample time in the past for extraterrestrials to develop interstellar travel technology. Technology advanced enough to travel to earth.
I will not claim that all UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin. That would be ridiculous. Nearly 90 percent of all UFOs that have been seen have been explained. http://en.wikipedia.org...
But the 10% still remain. There have been at least hundreds, in not thousands of unexplained UFO sightings. Some of the most famous are:
The UFO incident over Washingotn D.C. in 1952 http://en.wikipedia.org...
The Battle of Los Angeles http://en.wikipedia.org...
The Phoenix Lights http://en.wikipedia.org...
The Roswell Incident http://en.wikipedia.org...
And many others as well http://en.wikipedia.org...
There have also been many witness accounts of UFO abductions. And while some, if not many, may have been fabricated, it is lazy and unscientific to dismiss everyone of these accounts as hallucinations or fabrications. Indeed there are countless other accounts of abductions and UFO/alien sightings besides the ones told in this article. http://ufos.about.com...
Many astronauts have also agreed with my view. Two of them are Edgar Mitchel of Apollo 14, and Gordon Cooper of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. http://ufos.about.com...
Many people of credibility, like Gordon Cooper, have also claimed that the government is indeed covering up the UFO phenomena. http://en.wikipedia.org... http://www.huffingtonpost.com... http://www.wanttoknow.info...
With all of this information, I believe it makes a lot of sense. Aliens have come to earth, but the realization of their existence has been covered up by the government. I don't claim to know why the government is doing this, but I suspect it is because the public is not ready yet.
As you have not delivered any other rebuttals to my arguments, I have nothing else to say.
If you have noticed you have no proof that the government is keeping the "Alien Secret" from the public. Now how exactly did you come across that assumption.
Notice how the very idea of aliens on earth is very taboo. This is caused by the media declaring anyone who believes in aliens in this way as a crazy conspiracy theorist. Look at the way people act for evidence of this. It is very logical to think that if the government wanted to keep something secret, they would make the very idea of that secret taboo.
Other than this, I make an appeal to credibility by providing quotes from credible people who hold the same view. Here are some quotes from the articles I provided in the first round post.
"He [Gordon Cooper] held claim until his death that the U.S. government is indeed covering up information about UFOs. He gave the example of President Harry Truman who said on April 4, 1950, "I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth." He also pointed out that there were hundreds of reports made by his fellow pilots, many coming from military jet pilots sent to respond to radar or visual sightings from the ground. In his memoirs, Cooper wrote he had seen other unexplained aircraft several times during his career, and also said hundreds of similar reports had been made. He further claimed these sightings had been "swept under the rug" by the U.S. government. Throughout his later life Cooper expressed repeatedly in interviews he had seen UFOs and described his recollections for the documentary Out of the Blue." http://en.wikipedia.org...
References made in this article are here
7) space.com, Gordon Cooper Touts New Book Leap of Faith, 30 July 2000, retrieved 20 January 2008
12) SPACE.com - Gordon Cooper Touts New Book Leap of Faith at the Wayback Machine (archived July 27, 2010)
Read this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
"Charles Halt, Former Air Force Colonel, Accuses U.S. Of UFO Cover-Up"
Here is a link which shows many quotes of former government employees, such as
"Russian Air Force, Space Communications Center, General Vasily Alexeyev,"
"Apollo 14 Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D. (Aeronautics, MIT, sixth man to walk on moon),"
"US Air Force, Intelligence Operative, Master Sergeant Dan Morris,"
and "US Army, Colonel Thomas E. Bearden," among others.
The list of people who believe in a UFO cover up included men who have walked on the moon, US army colonels, and Air Force Intelligence operators, and many others. You must be intelligent to hold these types of jobs in the government. These are credible people. That's my evidence.
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