ALIEN ERROR 3/9/12
When I was a young kid and before UFOs were even on my radar, I read A.E. van Vogt’s “Voyage of the Space Beagle” , which is a 1950 SciFi novel about 4 alien encounters. Because it was so long ago, I have forgotten 90% of its content, but one thing about the book that I do remember is that the humans involved in at least one of these alien encounters initially were not sure that an alien could make a mistake. Apparently, the concept of alien life was so far out there at the time that some people’s perception of an alien, with its high tech and high IQ, was that maybe, just maybe, they were mentally perfect.
Nowadays, we do not dwell on alien mistakes or intelligence for that matter very often if at all. Most of our UFO thoughts are on the human side of the equation, such as how to achieve Disclosure, government secrets, how can the media continue to do such a bad job, who said what about a rumored crash or significant encounter, etc. Most of the rest of our UFO thinking is about the crafts themselves, and not what is in them.
Aliens can and do make mistakes. Visual sightings occur quite often despite the known fact that they have stealth invisibility capability. Ditto for radar “sightings.” Therefore, my educated guess is that sightings must be mistakes, given that UFOs continue to operate in stealth. How about those UFO crashes? We probably did not shoot all of them down, so the remainder have to be equipment malfunctions (sort of a mistake) or operator error (a definite mistake.)
My opinion about their mistakes is that they make fewer of them than we do. Why is that? I think that they are more intelligent than we are. Those big brains and their high tech are highly suggestive of that. Just look at what is going on in Washington DC to confirm that we are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. Did you know that the human brain has shrunk in volume by 10% over the last 10,000 years? Also assisting in error mitigation is their high tech. I assume that they have double or triple redundancy backup systems and other safeguards to help override a bad decision or malfunction. I also assume that the reliability of their technology is higher than ours.
We should be glad that they make mistakes because a mistake of the right type at the right place and time will cause Disclosure. You know that Talking Heads song, “Heaven Is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens”? Well, UFOs seems to be a place where nothing ever happens. It has been those UFO mistakes that have moved the whole issue along at its snail’s pace since the beginning.