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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Franck Boitte <franckboitte.nul>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:34:20 +0200
Archived: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 11:14:10 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Claude Mauge <claudemauge.nul>
>To: UFO UpDate <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:26:12 +0200 (CEST)
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:26:57 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>Sounds reasonable. That means that those areas of UFO research
>>which are carried out using the same methods as in cosmology are
>>indeed every bit as genuine "science" as cosmology is.

>There is some bit of truth in Eleanor's statement, but
>I don't think it is globally true.

>Despite its highly speculative nature, cosmology is closely
>related to astronomy, which is probably a science for anybody

<snip>

>and the same be said for ufology?

Eleanor, Listmembers

In my opinion, it's a false assumption and a strategic error to
present ufology as a "science" and most of serious ufologists
don't back up that preconception.

The present status of ufology compared to science is in my
opinion to be compared to the one alchemistry  occupied vis =E0
vis chemistry in the medieval rimes. Analogy to cosmology as
proposed by Mr. White is certainly justified as the latest space
exploration discoveries have notably increased the probability
of life elsewhere in the Universe and by consequencee the
probabilty that UFOs might indeed be extraneous manifestations
from an "outside" realm. In other words, "not if this Earth".
Only time will tell, but actually this twenty years ago
completely unprevisible new paradigm evidently is considered by
skeptics such as Mr. Mauge and his friends as an irritating
stone throwed in their grapevine.

That's why they desperately try to strongly dissociate the two
domains.

Moreover, Mauge's oblique reference to parapsychology and
cryptozoology is an old trick frequently used by his peers to
muddy waters and discredit ufology. Cryptozoology put aside,
even if I recognize there actually are some psy aspects in some
- yet not all - ufological events, they are only anecdotic and
serious ufology doesn't need to presently bother with them.

Once again, it's only a question of time before we can father a
global view of all aspects of the ufo problem.

So, let us be attentive to every new development on both sides -
 cosmology and ufology.

And let time do its own sweet work.


Cordially,

F. Boitte


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