But that's precisely what alien-visitation believers say about non-believers. Go back through the thread and look at how often non-believers are called close-minded when the opposite is usually true.
Hey, I would love to know that there's life out there. I believe there probably is, but I'm expecting proof before I say something like, "I know we've been visited."
Nobody...not one person on this planet knows we've been visited because there's no proof. None.
Seriously, the only thing we have are stories and blurry pictures. That's it.
Now, I'll tell you something interesting: There are long, scaly monsters in wet areas in Florida. They are fifteen feet long, can creep out of the swamps at night and carry people off in the darkness. They are man-eaters.
THAT can be proven. Not just stories. Real photographs, documented evidence, and dissected monsters with human parts inside their digestive systems. It's a proven fact that alligators occasionally attack and eat people.
And about education: It makes you smarter because you learn more. Stressing the importance of education isn't arrogant.
Denying the importance of education is arrogant and ignorant. And it's also dangerous.
I totally agree with this and your other posts. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence; blurry photos and claims from people are simply not good enough. Is there other life out there in the universe? Probably. Almost definitely. But with so much space out there, the chance of other life having visited us, or continuing to visit us, is simply far fetched, especially when you start looking at the actual figures with regards to distances. Even the briefest of glances over literature on the Fermi paradox provides enough of an outline to get your head around it.