Alien UFO’s (AUFO), Big Foot, Lock Ness Monster, all settled questions now?

As pointed out at XKCD recently, the ubiquity of the mobile phone without any planning, should have further shifted the basis by which we judge entraordinary claims. Now, if a fisherman tells a the tale about the fish he caught, we would like to see the photographic proof from his mobile phone.

Therefore XKCD is calling the debates over the existance of lake monstors, flying saucers, ghosts and bigfoot as “settled” in favour of the skeptical viewpoint.

XKCD, graph showing uptake of % of US population constantly carrying cameras (phones).

XKCD, Settled question.

XKCD, Flake equation. Based on the famous Drake equation, put to task to show that credible sounding alien sightings will always be available to those who want to believe in them.

XKCD, Flake equation. Based on the famous Drake equation, put to task to show that credible sounding alien sightings will always be available to those who want to believe in them.

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