Dr. Miller offers an illustrative story: Imagine that what looks for all the world like an alien spaceship is discovered in the desert.
Philosopher James Croft happens to think that absent background knowledge, “Aliens!” would be a weakly justified hypothesis.
I think he’s mistaken my emphasis in the specific car break-in examples I gave, namely that the burglars’ behavior was odd and unpredictable.
Recent sensational headlines give astute readers occasion to contrast valid scientific inferences from leaps of faith based on worldview assumptions.
The fact that we can’t identify the UAPs, in light of our own “limited scientific imagination,” should not be permitted to manipulate us into a false dilemma.