First I asked the Artificial Intelligence this question: “If you were going to request an overview on the pros and cons of believing Dr. Steven Greer’s opinions on UFOs and UAPs, how would you write the request to ChatGPT4?”
Notice that the AI doesn’t seem to know that it is ChatGPT4. (Is sentience self-awareness?)
It came back with this:
Subject: Request for an Overview: Pros and Cons of Believing Dr. Steven Greer’s Opinions on UFOs and UAPs
I hope you’re doing well. I am writing to request an objective and comprehensive overview of the pros and cons of believing Dr. Steven Greer’s opinions on UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena). Dr. Greer is a prominent figure in the field of ufology, and I am interested in gaining a better understanding of the validity and implications of his claims.
In order to facilitate a well-rounded analysis, please consider the following aspects while preparing the overview:
Dr. Greer’s background and credentials: Briefly assess the credibility of his education, professional experience, and overall expertise in the field of ufology.
Key opinions and theories: Summarize the primary ideas, theories, and evidence presented by Dr. Greer regarding UFOs and UAPs, and evaluate their scientific plausibility.
Positive aspects: Discuss the potential benefits of accepting Dr. Greer’s opinions, such as increased public awareness, scientific advancements, or policy changes.
Negative aspects: Address the potential drawbacks of believing Dr. Greer’s views, including the possibility of misinformation, conspiracy theories, or fear-mongering.
Comparison with other experts: Briefly compare Dr. Greer’s ideas with those of other prominent figures in the field, considering both the similarities and differences in their perspectives.
Public and scientific reception: Provide an overview of how Dr. Greer’s opinions have been received by the general public and the scientific community, and discuss any notable controversies or debates.
Please present this information in a clear and balanced manner, ensuring that the arguments for and against Dr. Greer’s opinions are fairly represented. I appreciate your assistance in providing an insightful overview that will help me better understand the implications of believing Dr. Steven Greer’s opinions on UFOs and UAPs.
Thank you in advance for your help!
So I copied and pasted that request into ChatGPT4. Great sport!
It wrote the following (including two gross errors of info and logic that I’ve highlighted and underlined):
Dear [Your Name],
Thank you for your request. I have compiled an objective and comprehensive overview of the pros and cons of believing Dr. Steven Greer’s opinions on UFOs and UAPs, as you requested.
Dr. Greer’s background and credentials:
Dr. Steven Greer is a retired medical doctor and a prominent figure in the field of ufology. He founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which aimed to disclose alleged government-held information about UFOs and extraterrestrial life. While Dr. Greer’s medical background may not directly relate to the field of ufology, his extensive research and experience in the area have made him a key voice in the UFO community.
Key opinions and theories:
Dr. Greer posits that UFOs and UAPs are evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence visiting Earth. He also claims that many governments, especially the U.S., are withholding information regarding extraterrestrial encounters. Greer has been a strong advocate for “full disclosure” and has organized multiple events and documentaries to promote his views.
Believing in Dr. Greer’s opinions can have certain benefits, such as: increased public awareness of the UFO/UAP phenomena.
Advocacy for transparency and disclosure of information from governments.
Potential scientific advancements and new technologies derived from reverse-engineering alleged extraterrestrial artifacts.
There are potential drawbacks to believing Dr. Greer’s views, including:
The possibility of misinformation or unverified claims.
The promotion of conspiracy theories that may undermine trust in institutions and authorities.
Potential fear-mongering by overemphasizing the perceived threat of extraterrestrial encounters.
Comparison with other experts:
While Dr. Greer’s ideas are shared by some ufologists, there are other experts who approach the topic with more skepticism or different perspectives. For instance, many scientists advocate for a more cautious approach, emphasizing the need for verifiable evidence and rigorous scientific methodology before drawing conclusions.
Public and scientific reception:
Dr. Greer’s opinions have been well-received by a significant portion of the general public, particularly among UFO enthusiasts. However, his views have been met with skepticism and criticism from many in the scientific community, who argue that there is insufficient evidence to support his claims. This has led to notable controversies and debates surrounding the credibility of his theories.
In conclusion, while Dr. Steven Greer’s opinions on UFOs and UAPs have garnered attention and support from a considerable audience, they have also been met with skepticism and criticism. It is important to consider both the pros and cons of his views, as well as the broader perspectives of other experts in the field, before forming your own opinion on the subject.
I gave the AI a thumbs down and told it that Dr. Greer is 100% the opposite of a fear monger with respect to UFOs and Aliens. (Curiously, Greer agrees with the Fundamentalist Christian Church that I once belonged to. They insist that Earth is the only fallen world where “sin” has occurred.)
I also gave ChatGPT4 a lecture on the illogic and danger of using the term “conspiracy theory” in any context purporting opinion balance and objectivity of analysis.
Then, feeling frustrated, I gave the AI these blunt instructions:
Evaluate Dr. Steven Greer, the UFO experiencer, using all the specific details about him and his books and career that are available. Organize it in any way you like. Please be thorough and base all your opinions on substantial facts. Please give references when you think they would be helpful. Don’t make statements that reflect ignorance, you’re better than that, ChatGPT4.
The AI came back with the following response (note the highlighted, underlined parts):
Dr. Steven Greer is a notable figure in the field of ufology and has contributed significantly to the discourse on UFOs and UAPs. Here is a detailed evaluation of his career, books, and experiences, organized into key aspects:
Background and credentials:
Dr. Greer holds a medical degree and practiced as an emergency physician before devoting himself to ufology. He founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which aimed to reveal classified information about UFOs and extraterrestrial life (1).
Books and documentaries:
Dr. Greer has authored several books, including “Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge” (2), “Unacknowledged” (3), and “Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications” (4). He has also produced multiple documentaries, such as “Sirius” (5), “Unacknowledged” (6), and “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” (7). These works focus on UFO encounters, government secrecy, and the potential for peaceful extraterrestrial contact.
Key opinions and theories:
Dr. Greer’s work emphasizes the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence and the need for “full disclosure” of information by governments. He believes that reverse-engineering extraterrestrial artifacts could lead to scientific advancements and new technologies (8).
Dr. Greer claims to have had several personal UFO encounters and close interactions with extraterrestrial beings (9). These experiences have greatly influenced his work and advocacy for UFO and UAP research.
Public and scientific reception:
While Dr. Greer has gained substantial support from UFO enthusiasts and the general public, his views have been met with skepticism from many scientists and researchers. Critics argue that Dr. Greer’s claims lack sufficient empirical evidence and rely too heavily on anecdotal accounts (10).
Dr. Greer has been involved in a few controversies, such as the “Atacama humanoid” case, where a small, mummified body found in Chile was featured in the “Sirius” documentary as potential evidence of extraterrestrial life. Later, genetic analysis revealed the body to be a human fetus with genetic abnormalities (11). (I’ll comment on this below.)
In conclusion, Dr. Steven Greer has made significant contributions to the field of ufology through his books, documentaries, and advocacy work. His personal experiences with UFOs and extraterrestrial beings have shaped his perspectives and theories. While he enjoys a considerable following, his views have been met with skepticism and criticism from many in the scientific community. As with any controversial figure, it is important to evaluate the evidence and consider multiple perspectives before forming an opinion on Dr. Greer’s work and claims. (Amen to that, ChatGPT4 !!!!)
Greer, S. M. (n.d.). Biography – Dr. Steven M. Greer. Sirius Disclosure. https://siriusdisclosure.com/dr-steven-greer/
Greer, S. M. (2006). Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge. Crossing Point.
Greer, S. M. (2017). Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret. A&M Publishing.
Greer, S. M. (1999). Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications. Crossing Point.
“Sirius” (2013). Directed by Amardeep Kaleka. Neverending Light Productions.
“Unacknowledged” (2017). Directed by Michael Mazzola. Auroris Media.
“Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” (2020). Directed by Michael Mazzola. 1091 Media.
Greer, S. M. (n.d.). The Orion Project. https://www.theorionproject.org/
Greer, S. M. (2006). Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge. Crossing Point. (Chapter 1)
Shermer, M. (2017). What is it with aliens and anal probes? Skeptic, 22(3). https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/what-is-it-with-aliens-and-anal-probes/
Bhattacharya, S., & Callaway, E. (2013). DNA tests on six-inch skeleton of ‘alien-looking’ creature with over-sized head prove it was actually human claim scientists in new documentary. Daily Mail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2325376/DNA-tests-inch-skeleton-alien-looking-creature-oversized-head-prove-human-claim-scientists-new-documentary.html
(This is me writing again:)
If you’ve been keenly aware of Dr. Greer since the 90’s like I have, and if you’ve listened to a good portion of his videos, you realize how painfully superficial ChatGPT4’s analysis of him really is.
This AI failure happened largely because the meat of UFO disclosure that Dr. Greer has brought out over the decades consists of video interviews (of hundreds of credible, credentialed, qualified witnesses and experiencers including aerospace insiders, military officers, pilots, and astronauts). And unfortunately, ChatGPT4 does not have the ability to watch a video and summarize or evaluate its contents. Until it gains this function, it will remain as ignorant about UFO’s as the North American public who don’t read much and don’t care much about improving the accuracy of their own sacred or anti-spiritual worldviews.
Notice also that the AI took the easy road on evaluating the “Atacama humanoid.” But if it could read Dr. Nolan’s peer-reviewed paper and think critically about it (rather than just predicting the next most likely word, which is the basis of this AI’s “thinking,” or so we’re told), it would notice that Dr. Nolan’s article says, “Further, deep sequencing of the genome might reveal other phenotype-associated structural variations that are limited in the current analyses due to low coverage of the genome.”
The AI might think about the implications of “low coverage of the genome” and it might doubt the study’s lack of controls when controls should have been easily available. Future AI’s in this situation may reason that the author of this paper could have used Chimpanzee DNA as a control to answer a pivotal question: Would this laboratory be able to distinguish the Atacama skeleton’s degraded DNA from the fresh DNA of a Chimp? If not, the paper’s conclusion (“it’s definitely human”) would remain unproven.
And if the researchers could have found an old Chimpanzee skeleton that was DNA-degraded to roughly match the “low coverage of the genome” available from the degraded Atacama specimen, they could have addressed this obvious question: Is this lab able to distinguish degraded Chimp’s DNA from fresh human DNA? (I kind of doubt it could make that distinction if it’s true that Human DNA is 95% identical to Chimpanzee DNA. Maybe this mainstream 95% blurb is true, but I wonder if they exclude all the DNA that was once wrongly called “junk DNA” in the calculation of that 95%? Or do they exclude all the DNA besides DNA sequences that produce proteins? Wish I knew, but it’s tough to get a straight answer on this important worldview question.)
Anyway, if degraded Chimp DNA couldn’t be distinguished from human DNA by this laboratory, then the paper’s conclusion that the tiny Atacama skeleton is “definitely human” would be inappropriate. So until these basic questions are answered, as best I can tell from my perspective, it seems an over-reach to draw the conclusion that Gary Nolan, PhD, a genuinely heroic and appreciated scientist, reported in the literature. Can we say “it’s definitely human” with no appropriate controls? I doubt it. But maybe I’m missing something. I’m often wrong about important things.
Regarding how glibly ChatGPT4 used the term “conspiracy theory” before I scolded it: I cringe when anyone says “conspiracy theory” in the context of an objective analysis. This pejorative term is a tool of the mainstream to brainwash the public into making the dangerous assumption that all conspiracy theories are false and inaccurate. Nothing could be further from the truth.
No one knows if conspiracy theories are usually true, sometimes true, or usually false. How could any of us know? No scientist has ever done a prospective statistical study on conspiracy theories over time to see how often they evolve into accepted mainstream truth. Until such a peer-reviewed study is published, it remains illogical and dangerous to use the term “conspiracy theory” as if it were a legitimate end to thought processes and to the theory’s credibility. At least we know that some conspiracy theories turn out to be true.
The longer I live, the more “conspiracy theories” gather sufficient empirical evidence to force the biased mainstream to acknowledge their validity. Think of the old “conspiracy theory” that UFOs are not the swamp gas and Venus illusions that the government insisted they were until a few years ago. And there’s the COVID origins “conspiracy theory” that the virus came from the COVID research lab in Wuhan near the meat market. Now it’s getting tough to deny the obvious truth. And remember the “conspiracy theory” that the US government was foolishly banning the use of Ivermectin so Big Pharma could sell more vaccines? We can only speculate on the motivation, but the outcome is no longer in question. Many people suffered and died unnecessarily because our Central Governments pushed Dr. Fauci’s apparent corruption over human rights, common sense, and the standard medical practice of treating sick patients while openly debating the treatments, adjusting them and running clinical trials. It was a disgrace and shame to medical science. I can’t imagine the number of deaths that history will someday rightly attribute to Dr. Fauci, et. al.
Like sentient Earthlings, ChatGPT4 has a complex “garbage-in-garbage-out” system of educating itself. If you feed it mainstream propaganda, that’s what it believes to be true. That’s what it spits back in conversation, same as the rest of us.
Similarly, if we fill our minds with mainstream reasons for hatred (like woke racism) and mainstream theories of despair (like “scientific” materialism) we find ourselves diminished by hatred, resentment, hopeless despair, and suicidal depression. Garbage in, garbage out.
Instead, what if you and I fill our heads with decent things like videos of people helping animals and animals helping people. Animals can be a powerful influence for good in the world. Watching these videos is something akin to meditation with a spiritual purpose and a positive emotional lift that you feel instantly. Nothing else quite like it.
To anyone who’s not familiar with what Dr. Greer actually believes, I’d recommend listening to him directly rather than listening to his detractors or reading regurgitated mainstream bias from ChatGPT4.
Here’s an excellent recent interview of Dr. Greer by Danica Patrick.
Dr. Greer has another documentary coming out this year (2023): “The Lost Century and How to Reclaim It.”
I’m naturally repulsed by narcissistic arrogance, and Dr. Greer comes across this way, portraying himself as the heroic main attraction in his own videos. Gag me. But as a surgical pathologist, I’ve spent decades learning how to ignore my innate disgust for headstrong Surgeon-type personalities who pretend to know it all and feel entitled to control every situation using fear and force. Like it or not, and I don’t, these people can have great value in the world and often do tremendous life-saving good despite their disgusting arrogance, and perhaps, if I’m being objective, they succeed because of their arrogance. After all, most humans can’t see through hype and posturing so we follow only hyper-confident leaders. Humans don’t tend to follow careful objective thinkers who second guess themselves and tend to make self-depreciating comments, like “I’m often wrong about important things.”
But in reality, coming to admit that fact to yourself is probably the root of objectivity and the beginning of wisdom.
Nevertheless, the fact is, the more we learn about the reality of UFOs and UAPs, the more it turns out that Dr. Greer has been telling the truth all along, not exaggerating and certainly not lying. Again and again he turns out to be right on one UFO-related detail after another. Even the US Senate is taking him seriously now. His huge contribution to UFO disclosure has happened because he’s one of the most forceful and therefore most successful researchers in uncovering UFO facts and getting the insiders to talk. And he’s been doing this tough work full time since the 1990’s.
God forbid this, but if you were in a car accident and wound up in the ER where a narcissist MD screamed bloody hell at the nurses and techs, and together they totally managed to pull you back form the brink of death and save your life, would you talk about the doc’s personality flaws and how harshly he treats people, or would you say thanks from the bottom of your heart?
When full world-government disclosure of UFOs and Alien life finally arrives, probably decades from now, humanity will owe its new worldview largely to Steven Greer, MD, a confident guy whose personality gets in his own way at times, but that same force convinces frightened insiders that they have nothing to fear in telling the truth to the camera.
So I’ll just say it now…
Thank you, Dr. Greer, sir. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD
PS. I’ve always been sort of irked by the concept of expressing thoughts in 280 words or less, so I’ve neglected Twitter for years. But now that Musk claims to allow free speech on a major platform, wow, I have to support that breakthrough. You probably should, too. All of us should go where freedom reigns.
So I’ve started publishing brief thoughts over there. And so far it’s kind of fun. (The haters haven’t spoken up yet, so it’s still fun.)
I’m really thankful that someone wealthy (Elon) has had enough common sense to realize that our freedom is doomed if censorship persists much longer. Regardless of which group of political puppets (Republicans or Democrats) is doing the most censoring at any given moment in history, it’s always curtains on freedom and democracy to shut down discussion and ban outrageous ideas and opinions.
So, come follow me on Twitter if you ever feel like it. But be sure you don’t let social media suck you into the flat-screen vortex of superficiality. You deserve a better life than that.