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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:17:22 -0400
Archived: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:37:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 20:04:43 +0100
>Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

<snip>

>>It's really rather simple. How many legitimate sciences are
>>conducted 95% or better by part-time, weekend hobbyists and
>>enthusiasts who simply appoint themselves as 'experts', as
>>opposed to people professionally trained and educated?

>>There is not a single real physical or social science out there
>>which has no budget, and no cadre of professionals to carry out
>>the research and provide peer review.

>Absolutely spot on, Dick. Furthermore, it is really quite
>delusional to try to pretend otherwise.

>All of which raises the question as to why this state of affairs
>pertains. Obviously, any halfway sensible answer will call on a
>wide range of contributory factors, ranging from sociological,
>through institutional to scientific. The issue is a complex one,
>and will not be resolved by approaches that fail to acknowledge
>this fact.


I suggest the number one factor is that since Roswell or
thereabouts, there has been a very slick but powerful campaign
to make ufology look like a synonym for mental illness.

Some clues:

- The mandatory reference to "little green men" in all
  mainstream articles about UFOs (virtually all.)

- The substantial avoidance of physcial trace cases in
  media presentattions on the subject

- The consistent use of "skeptics" in media presentations
  who have not researched UFOs and whose backgrounds
  don't qualify them to offer an informed opinion

- The mandatory use of "limbo lighting", weird music and
  other ridicule gimmicks when UFO experiencers or
  researchers appear in documentaries, while the skeptic
  is usually presented in a credible setting.

- The mandatory denial of the UFO researchers in
  documentaries the chance to rebut the skeptics'  claims
  on camera

- The mandatory last word in documentaries and other
  media presentations being given to the skeptic

It amazes me that some seniour ufologists seem to discount
this very well coordinated campaign of discreditation by both
government and the media.  Those things above are not
coincidence, folks.

[Note:  Forgive typos, my monitor is dying and I'm looking
for an affordable replacement.  Can just barely read the
screen.]


Eleanor White



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