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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Claude Mauge <claudemauge.nul>
Date: Mon,  1 Oct 2007 08:41:03 +0200 (CEST)
Archived: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:39:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 23:52:20 +0100
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 22:27:41 +0100
>>Subject: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>Is ufology either a "pseudo-science" or "anti-science"? If you
>>think so, why? If not, why are such views expressed?

>Science is all about logical questioning, so is ufology;
>therefore ufology is science.

Let us turn Ray Dickenson's statement as: "Science is all about
logical questioning, so is philosophy; therefore philosophy is
science". Does not it seems a little strange? "Logical
questioning" is of course necessary to define science, but it is
not sufficient. Science needs also something as: "basically
through a process of experimentation, either directly when it
can be performed, or indirectly by confronting to observed facts
the supposed consequences of the hypothesis or theory - for
instance in cosmology".

For the time being, I think it is premature to decide that
ufology is a science (where is experimentation, on a global
scale?), or a pseudo-science (although it have some features of
it), or an anti-science (does not the word applies better to a
state of mind rather to a discipline?), or a proto-science (a
science on the making: only the future will say). A parascience
could be the best term.


Claude Maug=C3=A9.

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