I guess it's come down to how you define the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH). that's why I played the Stan Friedman clip... he's seems to be the poster boy for ETH among many, and he's way past the materialist paradigm in many respects.
But all the science we have today Alex, like our computers and airplanes etc still works, whether or not UFOs are made of nuts and bolts or made of some kind of plasma or whatever
Also - if telepathy is a real phenomenon then it can be scientifically studied and understood and harnessed, just like any other real phenomenon
By the way I dont have a fixed view as to what the UFO phenomenon is - although I do lead towards an interdimensional hypothesis
I think your interest in UFOs and the interviews you do are fascinating and I think you do a great job - thanks