"Believe Tthe Lie"
written by Chris Carter
PANELIST: Some feel that contact with other civilizations is no longer beyond our dream, but is a natural event in the history of mankind that will perhaps occur within the lifetime of many of us.
SCULLY: Four years ago, Section Chief Blevins assigned me to a project you all know as the X Files. As I am a medical doctor with a background in hard science, my job was to provide an analytical prospective on the work of Special Agent Fox Mulder, who's investigations into the paranormal were fueled by a personal belief that his sister had been abducted by aliens when he was 12. I come here today, four years later, to report on the illegitimacy of Agent Mulder's work. That it is my scientific opinion that he became over the course of these years a victim. A victim of his own false hopes and of his beliefs in the biggest of lies.
ARLINSKY: It's an awful long way to go for a hoax.
MULDER: If you're going to go, why not go all the way?
MULDER: You think it's foolish?
SCULLY: I have no opinion, actually.
MULDER: You have no opinion?
SCULLY: This is your holy grail, Mulder. Not mine.
MULDER: What's that supposed to mean?
SCULLY: It just means proving to the world the existence of alien life is not my last dying wish.
MULDER: What about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny? This is not some selfish pet project of mine, Scully. I'm as skeptical of that man as you are, but proof... definitive proof of sentient beings sharing the same time and existence with us, that would change everything. Every truth we live my would be shaken to the ground. There's no greater revelation imaginable, no greater scientific discovery.
SCULLY: You already believe, Mulder. What difference would it make? I mean, what would proof change for you?
MULDER: If someone could prove to you the existence of God, would it change you?
SCULLY: Only if it were disproven.
MULDER: Then you accept the possibility that belief in God is a lie?
SCULLY: I don't think about it, actually, and I don't think it can be proven.
MULDER: But what if it could be? Wouldn't that knowledge be worth seeking? Or is it just easier to go on believing the lie?
KRITSCHGAU: The lies are so deep the only way to cover them, is to create something even more incredible. They invented you. Your regression hypnosis, the story of your sister's abduction, the lies they fed your father. You wanted to believe so badly. And who could have blamed you?
MULDER: And the thousands of UFO sightings?
KRITSCHGAU: Above top secret military aircraft, concept designed to feed hysteria.
MULDER: Evidence of alien biology?
KRITSCHGAU: Unclassified, but naturally occurring biologic anomalies science will eventually explain.
MULDER: The body that was found?
KRITSCHGAU: Meticulously constructed out of biomaterials created through the hybridization of differentiated cells. What are called chimeras. Frozen into place over the course of a year using sentiment and materials that would bear out its age, poured through a small channel drilled in the rock above.
SCULLY: Mulder, everything this man described. You can't just guess at these details. I'm sorry, but the facts here completely overwhelm any argument against them!
MULDER: Facts overwhelmed by the lies created to support them!
SCULLY: Mulder, the only lie here is the one that you continue to believe.
MULDER: After all I've seen and experienced, I refuse to believe that it's NOT true!
SCULLY: Because it's easier to believe the lie. Isn't it?
ASHLEY MONTAGUE: What we generally mean is, of course, intelligent life, something resembling our noble selves. It's entirely probable that there ARE such intelligent forms of life in other galaxies, in the universe. And it is even more probable that many of these forms are vastly more intelligent than we.
ANOTHER MAN ON VIDEO: I think there's no question but that we live in an inhabited universe, that has life all over it.
CARL SAGAN: By finding out what the other planets are like, by finding out whether there are civilizations on planets among the stars, we reestablish a meaningful context for ourselves.
ASHLEY MONTAGUE: I don't think we should wait until the encounter occurs, but that we should do all in our power to prepare ourselves for it.
ISSAC ASIMOV: I can conceive of no nightmare as terrifying as establishing such communication with a so-called superior or, if you wish, advanced technology in outer space.
SCULLY: Earlier this morning, I got a call from the police, asking me to come to Agent Mulder's apartment. The detective asked me... he needed me to identify a body... Agent Mulder died late last night from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.