Sunday, August 26, 2012
Dr. Michael Salla's illogical statements.
Dr. Michael Salla wrote the following statements in his Exopolitical site:
“Exopolitics is the study of the key individuals, political institutions and processes associated with extraterrestrial life. Information concerning extraterrestrial life and technology is kept secret from the general public, elected political representatives & even senior military officials. The supporting evidence is overwhelming in scope and shows that decision making is restricted on a strict 'need to know' basis.
As we know, a statement is a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc. “
The first question is this: what key individuals, political institutions and processes are associated with extraterrestrial life? Since there are no evidences of extraterrestrial life in our planet or in any other part of the universe, this statement obviously refers to those individuals, institutions and processes associated with the search of extraterrestrial life.
But the purpose of Dr. Salla becomes clear in the following statement which says that Information concerning extraterrestrial life and technology is kept secret from the general public, elected political representatives & even senior military officials.
Of course, since there are no evidences of any kind of ET life, also there are no evidences that any information concerning ET life and technology is kept secret from the general public, elected political representatives & even senior military officials. Given that the writer doesn’t give any kind of evidence about the presumed cover up, the statement is logically invalid.
The supporting evidence however is overwhelming, but if this is so, where is that evidence? It doesn’t exist, so this “overwhelming supporting evidence” is unsubstantiated.
Presumably the writer of this statement has information sources which are credible, unbiased, and accurate.
We have at least two rational questions:
1. Does the information source have the necessary qualifications or level of
understanding to make the claim?
2. Does the source have a reputation for accuracy?
Most of Dr. Michael Salla’s claims are derived from whistleblowers (informants) or 'experiencers' (individuals who claim to have contacted extraterrestrials) who, while arousing much debate in the UFO field, are alleged by Salla to be primary sources of reliable information. In conversation with the Washington Post, Salla pointed to evidence widely available on the internet as a source for his research on extraterrestrial visitation: "There's a lot of stuff on the Internet, and I just went around and pieced it together."
The fallacious statement shows clearly why the so called Exopolitics is a pseudo-science without any substantial value.
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