From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:10:59 -0400 Archived: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:04:42 -0400 Subject: Re: Brazilian MoD Discusses UFOs With Ufologists >From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:01:53 -0700 >Subject: Re: Brazilian MoD Discusses UFOs With Ufologists >>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:20:52 +0200 >>Subject: Re: Brazilian MoD Discusses UFOs With Ufologists >>Ed >>It looks like every time any progress is being made, someone >>comes out of the woods to try to spoil it. >Gildas, List, >"Since such a channel is about to be considered and >established, why not make a slightly bigger effort and consider >the additional possibility of creating a committee for UFO >research which we have long expected?" >Sure, that's what we need, another committee to study the >possibility that there are possibilities. I don't consider that >'progress'. And how can my opinion 'spoil' anything? If Brazil >wanted to be honest about the UFO situation, they could easily >open their files and allow investigators to examine them. It's >clear that this isn't going to happen. I have to ask who you would like to see as members of the "committee for UFO research which we have long expected"? Sounds a lot like the Center for UFO Studies, but obviously that historical organization isn't reaching your expectations in having an impact. Or, perhaps it has more to do with the lack of support you're finding for your theories from those organizations that currently exist. It might surprise you that I'd also like to see an organization of researchers and scientists review ufological claims and theories; supporting those that are scientifically sound, and publicly reject those that are not. This should be enhanced by creating a "Hall of Shame" to identify those who have proven their lack of worth in this genre. This has been discussed in the past, but there's little support for wasting time chasing down foolish claims and proving them wrong. Ufology has long been a large tent that anything paranormal somehow becomes a part of, and with the Internet that has become even more of a problem (IMO). "Reality" UFO programs and Documentaries that are more entertainment than science, are another part of the problem this genre faces (again, IMO). There are many interesting anomalies worth investigating in this world, but we also have the Internet and Media, which allows everyone with a theory to find a following. I suspect that Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler would have had a difficult time promoting their theories amid the noise of the Internet, which I believe is truly changing how we learn and accept the reality around us. But that's a different subject for a different post. Steve Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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