You continue to dodge the question.
Don't tell me about "ignorance." In the first place, i did not describe the Earth as an insignificant rock, so keep your idiotic straw man arguments to yourself. I did specifically point out that we live in an out of the way part of the galaxy.
I don't know what you're referring to with this straw man business. I'm not dodging any question, that would imply a conscious effort to avoid answering the question you are asking. I however, am not doing that.
If my answer is not satisfactory for you, then move on. I'm not goin to play rhetoric games with you all day long.
I would like to know setanta,
What would a part of the galaxy look like if it were not, "out of the way"?
That is to say, what does an 'on the way' part of the galaxy look like?
Where is it located?
One cannot be off the beaten path if there is no path. So surely, according to your logic, there must be a part of the galaxy that is on the way somewhere.
Therefore, the question remains and it remains valid: why would an alien intelligence com here?
Because we are a planet which can obviously support life. The question will always remain when you're asking someone to speculate. I, of course, can not claim to be certain of an extra-terrestrials intentions!
Do you have any conception of the immense amounts of resources and energy will be necessary to indulge in inter-stellar travel? Are you aware of the problems of microgravity and cosmic radiation?
However, I have nowhere near an understanding of inter-stellar travel, although you seem to be portraying yourself as pretty knowledgable. I would say that you're attempt to lecture me on the logistics of space-travel is irrelevent, since you're knowledge is not further than mine.
The point is moot anyways. The reason being, our dilemma is a unique one. Were trying to figure out how
a certain, greater intelligence than our own is taking certain actions. Since it must be an assumed hypothetical that these beings are more intelligent, in order to discuss the question at hand, the logistics of their means of travel will already be out of our realm of understanding. And so how does one explain to setanta something out of the entire realm of human understanding?
So to clarify our quest, I would ask you:
Do you believe it is possible that the other forms of intelligence you've said you believe to exist could be more advanced and intelligent than ourselves?
(For anyone who wants to start up that "parallel universe" nonsense, or some hooey about "worm holes," unless your worm hole can drop you off at Times Square, you still have to deal with microgravity and cosmic radiation once you arrive in the neighborhood and start looking around.)
The last time I checked, I never mentioned anything about worm holes explaining ufo's. You're defensive logic here is obvious and does not address a single statement I have made in our discourse.
There was a comment someone else made, and I distinctly remember remaining nuetral on the matter of parallel universes.
To quote myself as proof of your tendency to direct negative attention at me:
I'll give my opinion on the parallel universes bit, and my possible reason for why ufo's would be in our skies.
1. Parallel Universes: I have heard many times that the scientific community is starting to look at the possibility. Personally I feel that if the assumption of an infinite universe is true, of course all things can plausibly be true, but the still leaves us off where were currently at. So I'd not use parllel universes as the source for ufo's, although it seems they could be, it's just impossible for us to prove at this point, as we certainly don't understand them.