Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Roller-Coaster for the Logical Brain

     In spite of the slightly woo-woo tilt of the content on this site, at my most basic, I have a logical brain.  Really!  Sometimes I like to take my logical brain on a fun roller-coaster ride and watch some of the more death-defying jumps of logic on certain TV programs.

     There is a popular program about aliens and their supposed influence on mankind's development.  I need to say here, of course, that I am not saying that I don't believe in aliens.  But to my logical mind, the jumps they take on this program don't help to prove their case much.  Here's an example:

Program Narrator:  Let us examine the case of the Empire State Building.  While many believe that humans built this using their current technology, there are some Alien Researchers who disagree.  [Cue whoosh-y sounds and ominous music] 

My Logical Brain:  Whew.  Here we go.

PN:  According to some Alien Researchers, the Empire State Building could not have been constructed without some extraterrestrial assistance.

[Cue a frequent guest on this program, with post-electrocution hair and too much pancake makeup]:
Frequent Guest:  Are we saying that the Empire State Building could NOT have been built by humans?  NO! 

My Logical Brain:  Here it comes.  Wait for it . . . . wait for it . . . .

FG:  But are we saying that it is a POSSIBILITY that aliens could have assisted in constructing the Empire State Building?  [opening eyes very wide]  ABSOLUTELY!!!

My Logical Brain:  And the snap, and the hail Mary pass is delivered!  Whoo-hoo! 

     My point is that sometimes you need to keep the old Logical Brain engaged even when watching or reading about different theories.  Even here.  Enjoy the ride.

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