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Death of Ufology

From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 00:21:21 -0600
Fwd Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 14:05:28 -0400
Subject: Death of Ufology

Ufology is in a state of self denial. For most intents and
purposes it appears to be a dead issue. Why is this? Because it
is practiced by few and infiltrated by the many, who fail to
realize the importance of the phenomena as a scientific endeavor
worthy of respect and appreciation for its unique nomenclature
of a mystery needing clear explanation.

Saddling the study of the phenomenon through various avenues,
such as applying close-ended skepticism, debunking through
ignorance or hidden agenda and expounding upon it with non-
factual data and hypotheses and enlarging the scope of Ufology
to include all areas of Fortean variety, cheapens the scientific
quest for understanding and explanation.

Ufology, as a scientific area of study and research, fails on
other levels as well. It fails to evolve by the normal processes
as other sciences have accomplished. In almost sixty years the
failure to formulate and put into place a specific language for
understanding, such as found in other sciences, so that it can
be properly discussed and taught. All formal sciences have
formulated a specific language for a particular area of study
and research. As an example is the medical profession. All
practioners of the profession speak in a common language that is
universally accepted. It has its own working vocabulary.

Another level upon which Ufology as a science fails, is not
preparing its history as the foundation to prepare the birth of
the science for teaching it to those who would desire
contributing in a meaningful way, now and in the future. All
recognized sciences today initially began from a perceived
paranormal perspective, but evolved through education to the
level of legitimacy.

There are many fallacies adhered to in the field of Ufology by
the majority. Some are innocent, but the majority are entrenched
to the point of strangling a new science to death before it has
had an opportunity to birth. What are some of these fallacies?

First would be the belief by the majority that Ufology
encompasses all areas of the paranormal. It does not. Rods, crop
circles, most alien abductions, spook lights, bigfoot, gnomes,
fairies, channeling, crystal gazing, HAARP, Chemtrails, etc. are
not parts of the science commonly referred to as Ufology. Any
attempt to associate these with Ufology is an egregous
intellectual error.

Secondly, science and academics have taken a hard look at the
data concerning the UFO issue and found it lacking scientific
merit. This is totally false. There has never been an applied,
unbiased, long-term, funded research effort regarding the hard
data and documentation by any area of legitimate sciences in
regards to the issue. The phenomenon has been declared null and
void erroneously. Any scientist that argues from this position
is literally incompetent to speak to the issue and does their
own science an injustice.

Third. Earth is being visited and manipulated by aliens. There
is absolutely no hard evidence or data to prove this and it
remains only a hypothesis. However, enough hard data has been
accumulated to prove that the existence of unknown aerial
objects, of apparent manufacture, do exist and appear under
intelligent control within the atmospheres of the earth and
within near space and have been observed by competent observers.
To say that these objects and the intelligence behind them are
from inner or outer space has not been confirmed. The basic fact
is that nobody knows yet where these objects derive, who or what
is behind their manufacture and operation, nor the purpose for
their appearance.

Fourth, that there is a deliberate cover-up by the U.S. military
and government regarding UFOs, including silencing and
intimidation, has not been proven nor documented by hard data.
Documentation clearly shows that the USAF and the U.S.
government has a considerable track record of ineptness in
handling the UFO question and has failed to approach the issue
with proper analysis.

Fifth. The Roswell incident was the result of a Mogul balloon
mishap is not conclusive and the overall evidence of it being
such is based upon faulty reasoning and manipulation of the
data. Further, there is absolutely no hard documentation at this
time to support the recovery of either crashed UFOs or aliens.
However, circumstantial evidence exists in enough abundance to
assume that the recovery of a crashed UFO and occupant(s)
remains in the realm of possiblity than probability.

Sixth is that the news media deliberately attempts to avoid
reporting solid observations of UFOs and UFO cases. In actuality
the organized news media is no longer a local and national
public watchdog of the people. It has become a conglomerate of
corporations that answers to advertisers and shareholders and is
therefore no longer capable of unbiased reporting.

Seventh. Ufology has deteriorated to the level of impotence and
there is nothing to be learned from the study and research of
the field in general and earlier investigated cases. This
concept is ludicrous. More documentation, data and solid
research has been accomplished in the last decade than in the
prior five decades. Old case investigations are not carved in
stone. As new documentation and research is brought to light,
additions or subtractions to such cases are made and the data
for these cases are clarified.

These are just a few of the glaring fallacies within the field
of Ufology. The quagmire current Ufology finds itself is based
upon many issues, most of which cannot be rectified on an
individual basis. Rectifcation comes over a long period of time
through the efforts of those dedicated to the science of Ufology
by their research and eventual edification of the general public
by the method of teaching the history and research methodologies
and being honest with the documentation, data and hypotheses

Wendy Connors

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