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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 19:38:31 +0100
Archived: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:10:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Claude Mauge <claudemauge.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon,  1 Oct 2007 08:41:03 +0200 (CEST)
>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'?


Hello Claude,

We know there are many fraudsters and self-publicists claiming
to be mainstream scientists, as some claim to be ufologists.

Nevertheless, for me the only ufology worthy of the name is
ruled by the same discipline as any other worthwhile science -
which I'd abbreviated to `logical questioning'.

By 'logical questioning' I meant asking logical questions and
accepting logical answers as hypotheses, which are then in turn
scrutinized (potentially falsified) by logical observation
(including experiment).

Anything outside of that discipline isn't ufology but
speculation and must be regarded as separate, just as other
mainstream scientists keep speculation out of their hypotheses.

Yet there must be speculation, if only to engender new questions
and hypotheses. And I happen to believe that some central
questions of ufology - are the UFOs material objects? what are
their propulsion methods? are they intelligently controlled?
what speeds can they attain? - are also central questions needed
for the necessary next hypotheses of mainstream science.


Cheers

Ray D



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