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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