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State Of Ufology

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 22:13:19 +0000
Fwd Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 09:13:11 -0500
Subject: State Of Ufology


Okay, here goes! The "State of Ufology" begins with the
oxymoronic use of a term that implies that science is being
done. In all likelihood, more science is being done here on this
List and by a handful of private individuals than by the formal
scientific community in its entirety. But (reflective of society
in general) all too much of the discussion here and elsewhere
consists of gullible acceptance of unverified information at
face value, illogical opinionizing, and wild surmise. So, the
state of Ufology is pretty pitiful.

Why is this so? Two primary reasons: (1) Very little (almost no)
money is available to support truly scientific projects by
attracting well-qualified people; (2) kooks, con-men, and ax-
grinders who form exploitative organizations and put on pseudo-
scientific conferences continue to dominate the scene and to be
what skeptical journalists and others see as constituting
"Ufology". It's that simple.

Basically, there is no such thing in any meaningful sense as
"Ufology". There are some very dedicated people who have tried
hard, some for a very long time, to try to bring order and
reason into the study of UFOs. With very little success
overall.


 - Dick






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