Indeed, and despite my hesitance to speculate freely, when it is controlled it can be valuable.
But that is where things go off the rails. Some people will speculate that due the the number of stars in the Universe life must exist. Then we have those that go not a step, but several miles out in fornt and jump in with ET Is here and he is in league with the Government, because someone has pointed out the stars in the Galaxy.
Plenty of room for dreamers, but I reckon there is nothing wrong with doing it right, like example one as opposed to example two above. However I am going to dream tonight of Jeanette Scott and 7 of 9. And I think that's pretty constructive.