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Again I can only lament the lack of science education in this country.

Triangles show up as triangular bokeh... therefore... must be aliens?? Im sorry that Twitter user thought it was denigrating those in the military.. but that’s a red herring argument and nothing to do with anything.

This is a much better read than Twitter...

https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle-Da...




>Again I can only lament the lack of science education in this country.

What country exactly?

> Triangles show up as triangular bokeh... therefore... must be aliens??

No. But, "Triangles show up as triangular bokeh" completely disproves the sentence "it's just bokeh, not a pyramid". Additionally, when people talk about UFOs, they don't imply it must be aliens (even though it's the most probable explanation for several top members of the US government).

> This is a much better read than Twitter...

Agreed. Most reads are better than Twitter. But let me recommend you to read something on the UFO phenomenon, so that you get a better understanding of it. For example something from Jacques Vallée, who has been applying data science to it since the 70s.


I know Vallée, he was the inspiration for the character in Close Encounters.

His thinking is marked by significant logical errors including but not least..

Observational selection: basically ignoring the large body of observational evidence against UFO as paranormal or alien

Appeal to ignorance: Saying since we can’t 100% disprove ufos are alien or paranormal, they must be

Straw man: Blaming hard to explain data on some “invisible entity” attempting to deceive mankind

Special pleading: He can’t explain why crop circles exist. So “watch out. It is probably psychological warfare”

If you read Carl Sagan’s book, you’ll quickly realize that the “science” of Vallée is not that at all. And it’s not just Carl Sagan, the vast 99% of scientist with a firm understanding of the scientific method would concur.

Ultimately, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and that is precisely what UFO phenomena fail to generate in regards to alien or paranormal explanations.




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