“It’s never aliens” is perhaps the most dangerous and destructive scientific orthodoxy in history.
— Geffen Avraham (@GeffenAvraham) November 23, 2019
I wouldn’t say the “most dangerous.” Yet, anyway, as there haven’t been any consequences.
I’d award this distinction of “most dangerous” currently to the field of economics. It’s harmed and killed more people than all our wars combined. However, I suspect we’ve already witnessed some large-scale alien engineering projects but just didn’t know that’s what we’re observing. This could have very grave consequences indeed one day.
“It’s never aliens” reminds me of the scientific orthodoxy of “animals can’t think” that was established thought until recently.