I missed this one last Friday. Larry King had an episode about Roswell, New Mexico and the evidence (or lack thereof) that a UFO crashed there.
Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, was one of Larry King’s guests. Another guest was Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr., who “was shown UFO debris by his father, Major Jesse Marcel.” Marcel is also the author of The Roswell Legacy.
Best part of the transcript:
KING: Are you open to the possibility, Michael?
SHERMER: Of course. I mean all science is open to that. But — but — but just being open to it and what we would like to be true, does not make it true.
KING: Are you open to the possibility, Jesse, you’re wrong?
MARCEL: I am. But not really.
MARCEL: Not really.
That seems to be the case with religion, too. Just about all atheists are open to the possibility that God exists. You show us a real supernatural miracle, or proof of God’s existence, and we’ll believe.
Ask most religious person if they’d be willing to consider the idea that they might be wrong, and it’s not even an option.
***Update: I’m told this episode will be re-airing Saturday***
(via Masala Skeptic)
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