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Re: Brazilian MoD Discusses UFOs With Ufologists

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



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