173. Michael Shermer

bannerFirst up, Mark Rodeghier & Leslie Kean discuss a (Very) Local SETI: The Launch of a New UFO Science and what this means for collecting new data, then Dr. Michael Shermer talks about his skeptical views on UFOs, and abductions and much more. Support the show to join in for hour two to hear him debate Roswell and the Phoenix Lights.    Michael Shermer’s website: www.michaelshermer.com

Show Notes

It’s a Skeptic’s World

It is a bipartisan world on the UFO issue, the skeptics are “the normal ones” and the believers are “the crazy ones”. The burden of proof is on the people who believe. Skeptics say that it is too much of a leap of faith that a UFO could be interplanetary. When a craft unknown to man can make impossible maneuvers, I believe it is Occam’s razor, the most logical explanation. If a skeptic can witness one like millions of people have and give a better answer, I am open to listening.

All but one of my friends that I have confided in about my UFO, extraterrestrial beliefs think I am deranged. I don’t blame them as I was a bit of a skeptic, or you could call me a UFO agnostic before I had a sighting. Even then, I attempted to put the whole thing behind me. It wasn’t until a number of months ago when I was outside at night with my telescope that I got to thinking more deeply about the issue. I decided to start reading, watching documentaries and looking online as I wanted to find out more about the subject. Which has led me to creating this podcast website.

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