Significance[ edit ] The report has become noted for one short section entitled "The implications of a discovery of extraterrestrial life", which examines the potential implications of such a discovery on public attitudes and values.
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Very well then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. From any contradiction you can validly infer q, any other proposition. Is light a wave or a particle? Cognitive dissonance is a theory of human motivation that asserts that it is psychologically uncomfortable to hold contradictory cognitions.
The theory is that dissonance, being unpleasant, motivates a person to change his cognition, attitude, or behavior. This theory was first explored in detail by social psychologist Leon Festinger, who described it this way: Dissonance and consonance are relations among cognitions that is, among opinions, beliefs, knowledge of the environment, and knowledge of one's own actions and feelings.
Two opinions, or beliefs, or items of knowledge are dissonant with each other if they do not fit together; that is, if they are inconsistent, or if, considering only the particular two items, one does not follow from the other Festinger He argued that there are three ways to deal with cognitive dissonance.
He did not consider these mutually exclusive. One may try to change one or more of the beliefs, opinions, or behaviors involved in the dissonance; One may try to acquire new information or beliefs that will increase the existing consonance and thus cause the total dissonance to be reduced; or, One may try to forget or reduce the importance of those cognitions that are in a dissonant relationship Festinger For example, people who smoke know smoking is a bad habit.
Some rationalize their behavior by looking on the bright side: They tell themselves that smoking helps keep the weight down and that there is a greater threat to health from being overweight than from smoking.
Most of us are clever enough to come up with ad hoc hypotheses or rationalizations to save cherished notions. Why we can't apply this cleverness more competently is not explained by noting that we are led to rationalize because we are trying to reduce or eliminate cognitive dissonance.
Different people deal with psychological discomfort in different ways. Some ways are clearly more reasonable than others.
So, why do some people react to dissonance with cognitive competence, while others respond with cognitive incompetence? Cognitive dissonance has been called "the mind controller's best friend" Levine Yet, a cursory examination of cognitive dissonance reveals that it is not the dissonance, but how people deal with it, that would be of interest to someone trying to control others when the evidence seems against them.
For example, Marian Keech real name: Dorothy Martin was the leader of a UFO cult in the s. She claimed to get messages from extraterrestrialsknown as The Guardians, through automatic writing. Like the Heaven's Gate folks forty years later, Keech and her followers, known as The Seekers or The Brotherhood of the Seven Rays, were waiting to be picked up by flying saucers.
In Keech's prophecy, her group of eleven was to be saved just before the earth was to be destroyed by a massive flood on December 21, When it became evident that there would be no flood and the Guardians weren't stopping by to pick them up, Keech became elated.
She said she'd just received a telepathic message from the Guardians saying that her group of believers had spread so much light with their unflagging faith that God had spared the world from the cataclysm Levine More important, the Seekers didn't abandon her.
Most became more devoted after the failed prophecy.Real alien pictures? UFO occupants photos and descriptions, grey aliens and reptilian-amphibian aliens (Caponi Italy , Varginha Brazil ) and possible links with Chupacabras, Kalanoro and mythology/folklore such as Japan's Kappa, as well as the cattle mutilation phenomenon.
Databases of CE3 cases (Close encounters of 3rd kind) with extra-terrestrial / ET / space aliens. UFOs exist – that much we should all be willing to concede.
But let’s quickly clarify that UFOs are very likely not aliens from outer space. They are simply objects that are flying and whose identification has eluded us for the time being.
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You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage.
At times you have serious. Does the Bible talk about UFOs and ETs? Since these are modern terms, we shouldn't be surprised that the Bible does not directly mention them.
On the other hand, the Bible does give us information to help us develop a biblical response to UFOs and ETs. But UFOs are not alien spacecraft, and of course, there is no tangible evidence to support such a notion.
Why the Hype? In the s the television series The X-files entertained millions of fans with stories of aliens, government conspiracies, and one dedicated FBI agent’s relentless search for truth.