originally posted by: beetee
This is how we should approach something we don't understand. Not pretending it does not exist, but go after it with a dogged persistence. And a
I think that there are a number of factors at work which have been preventing substantial interest in researching the phenomenon, money and the
resources that they bring being the primary one, which combined with the limited expertise of those who are studying it, has prevented their findings
from attracting the attention that it deserves. They have appeared at the same conference before and presented their findings, they are, fortunately
for those of us who are interested in this, determined. Their dogged persistence as you rightly put it, will pay off, because they have repeatedly
proven that there is something happening there, that it can be measured and recorded, now what needs to happen is for other areas of expertise to get
what they should be waking up to, if they take the time to read the papers that the Hessdalen Project have put together and the
data that they have accumulated, is that something
potentially very exciting is happening in Hessdalen, and that the glory of new discovery
lies in that valley.
At the very least, microbiologists, given discoveries in recent years, should be paying close attention. I think that they need to attract the
attention of biologists and molecular chemists if they are going to start building upon their findings to any substantial degree, at the moment their
too confined by their limitations and the approach that that has confined them to take.
Research funding though does not grow on trees and cannot be plucked out of thin air, hence why I think they have tried to promote the "free energy"
potential before, as well as courted the Ufologists, there is plenty of money swishing around to exploit those quarters, but it doesn't seem to have
helped all that much. You can't blame them, it's understandable, but in doing so, I think it obscures, intentionally or otherwise, other ways in
which the lights could be studied that might reveal what role, if any, they are playing in the overall system. To assess that, you need the input of
the natural sciences and it frustrates me that they are so slow in getting suitably enthused. It's only a matter of time, but as long as we remain in
the dark about what is causing the lights, we run the danger of whatever it is causing them to cease doing so. And, as others have pointed out, they,
or something very like them, has made appearances elsewhere. If I was any kind of biologist or chemist, I'd been raising my eyebrow quizically and
thinking, "By jove, that could very well be something-somethingy bio-semiotic..." Sadly I'm not and I have no idea what it could be, but it is jolly