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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:52:06 -0400
Archived: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 14:13:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 18:14:42 +0100
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 11:38:25 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

>>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 15:23:37 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>Hi Steve, and Dick and Rick

>Yup, we tend to see 'now' as the norm, but for most of recorded
>history 'science' has been either an unpaid private search for
>knowledge (the Ionians etc, maybe even some Egyptians), or
>military secrets (Greek fire, Roman catapults etc), or, much
>later, a gentlemans' hobby called natural philosophy.

>Now, with science being seen as the new people-control, and
>exactly as previously happened with religions, the 'ownership'
>of science is mostly claimed by gov'ts and their university
>systems - and Lee Smolin writes some hard words about those
>systems in his book 'The Trouble With Physics'.

>Science is a 'thing' that you do - who you do it for is


Are you saying you see 'then' as the norm? Obviously we are
talking about modern science here, not ancient thinking and
endeavors. As a philosophy graduate, I am aware that modern
science evolved out of the old thinking, of course. You seem
to be quaintly defining science in ancient, outmoded terms.

In regard to your final comment, scientific -method- is a thing
that you do and that anyone can do, but who you do it for can be
vitally important. Among other things, that determines how
professional or amateurish you efforts are.


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