It occurs to me (to the extent that anybody cares) (if there even is one) that the mechanism by which people dismiss "fringe" ideas as presumptive lunacy goes something like this : an idea or concept prompts a mental data search ; the search report comes back as "no data in file," and that's that. This is mistaken for "There is no evidence for that." (Actually, there may be a ton of it -- it's just not in the dismissor's memory banks) (the mental image of something is mistakenly taken to be an accurate representation of the reality it images).
ANYHOW. If you've got five minutes, this is interesting : http://www.theufochronicles.com/2014/02 ... f-los.html
Familiarity changes perspective.