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Expert input statement : A Christmas present for the UFO community (1 of 3)

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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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As the first of three presents for the UFO community this Christmas, I would like to share the expert input statement below and the list of endorsements of it.

The following individuals kindly agreed to my requests to endorse this statement :
Dr Kit Green (formerly of the CIA), Dr Hal Puthoff (of TTSA), Dr Eric Davis, Dr Bruce Maccabee (formerly of the US Navy), Dr Danny Ammon (of Germany's GEP), Rev Dr Ray Boeche, Dr Irena Scott, Dr Chris Cogswell, Jim Semivan (formerly of the CIA), Jenny Randles, Colonel Charles Halt (formerly of the US Air Force), Lieutenant Colonel Kevin D Randle (formerly of the US Army), Nick Pope (formerly of the UK Ministry of Defence), Dr David Clarke, Dr Chris French, Dr Gilles Fernandez, James Oberg (formerly of NASA), Robert Sheaffer, Tim Printy, Lance Moody, Curt Collins, Wendy M. Grossman (founder of "The Skeptic"), Jan Aldrich, Barry Greenwood, Edoardo Russo (of Italy's CISU), Frank Warren, Chris Rutkowski, Christopher O'Brien, Richard Doty (formerly of the US Air Force OSI), Dr Mark Rodeghier (of CUFOS), John Schuessler (of MUFON), Tony Eccles (of BUFORA), Mark Allin (co-owner of the AboveTopSecret website), Rick Hilberg, Paul Dean, Keith Basterfield, Jacques Scornaux (of France's SCEAU-Archives OVNI), Igor Kalytyuk (of Ukraine), Mikhail Gershtein (of Russia) and Robbie Williams (English pop star).



(BEGIN QUOTE OF EXPERT INPUT STATEMENT)
"We consider that obtaining input from disinterested experts on specific points regarding reports of 'UFOs' is likely to contribute to the study of relevant physical, historical, psychological and sociological issues. If you are able to help provide such input, we would appreciate you doing so".
(END QUOTE OF EXPERT INPUT STATEMENT)


Last year, a wide spectrum of the UFO community (including many prominent skeptics as well as UFO researchers) kindly endorsed a similar statement about the scanning of UFO periodicals and other material. I drafted that scanning statement to help get more permissions/cooperation for the scanning project I've been helping coordinate.

Quoting that scanning statement (and the list of endorsements of it) when sending permission requests to relevant editors/groups helped raise my success rate with scanning permission requests for defunct periodicals from about 60% to above 90%. It also helped obtain scans from about 100 different groups / researchers in the last year, most of which have been made freely available online. As a result, it has been possible (with quite a bit of work by a lot of people...) to get most of the main UFO periodicals from France (e.g. LDLN), Germany (e.g. CENAP Report) and Spain/Catalonia (e.g. Stendek) shared online as searchable PDFs in recent months - in addition to lots more from the UK, USA and Australia.
files.afu.se...

Preparing that scanning statement probably has had the best cost / benefit ratio I've achieved within ufology.


So, I've been thinking about proposing one or more other such statements to address some other problems.

One of the main problems I have with some of the bickering within ufology is that certain issues could be settled (or at least argued on a more informed basis) if more input were obtained from disinterested experts from outside the ufo/skeptic community, e.g. on specific scientific issues.

Some experts have been reluctant to get involved, so a relevant expert input statement _may_ improve the success rate of those seeking such input on specific issues.

Hence the expert input statement quoted above and my private soliciting of endorsements of that statement.

(I do not think any further endorsements are needed. The list of endorsements is now rather lengthy...).

My success rate when raising queries with experts outside ufology has been running at about 60% during the last few years. If this new expert input statement has the same sort of impact on success rates as my previous scanning statement, I'll be a happy bunny.





If you use this statement and the list of endorsements of it to try to improve your odds of getting a useful response from an expert outside the UFO community (which I hope at least some of you do...), I'd be grateful if you could take into consideration when writing relevant requests the fact that the use of the statement may reflect on me, the individuals that endorsed the expert input statement and the rest of the UFO community. In short, please:

(1) Be unfailingly polite in any relevant requests;

(2) Do a bit of homework first before writing the request, to focus your requests and avoid wasting the time of the relevant expert. The point is to seek information or views beyond the material which can easily be found online;

(3) If possible, share the results of your enquiry with the rest of the UFO community so that the quality of current debates may be improved.

Onwards and upwards.

ufoinquiry.blogspot.com...




posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: IsaacKoi

Hello Mr.Koi, thank you once again for your contributions. I will be doing some night time reading it seems tonight.

I certainly appreciate the effort you have put forth for us.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: IsaacKoi

Yet another excellent initiative! I applaud you for your perseverance, energy and dedication. It will take a concerted effort of all fields to get to the bottom of what's going on. This will not only add to the body of knowledge we already have but also help ufology find its deserved place among all the other sciences.




posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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Brilliant work again, Isaac.


I'm especially grateful for the Spain/Catalonia PDFs - despite 100% Spanish blood, I have never delved into their periodicals about UFOs.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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There will be many, many experts willing to provide information. After all, you are simply asking for input, not opinion.

Out of the box thinking once again.

👍



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 04:21 AM
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Do "disinterested experts" actually exist?
Any "expert" that doesn't consider future applications (which includes the UFO/ Start Trek type tech) in their chosen field- is probably not worth listening to anyway....

There are lots and lots of scientists who like sci-fi/futurology...maybe they dont publicly get involved in UFO-logy due to its propensity to attract crackpots and frauds ......which brings us on to the co-signatories.



There are a few who I wouldn't trust to give directions.
2 of them cant even lie straight in bed.


Will these morally and sometimes intellectually deficit individuals not deter any "disinterested experts"?
edit on 27-11-2018 by Jukiodone because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 07:02 AM
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Fantastic….exquisite...many thanks for the hard work and generosity....and data.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: IsaacKoi

Great work once again.

I will see if I can get a few people to contribute. Now I have a lot of reading to do.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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Magnifico! Most generous.




posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 07:02 AM
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Great work👍👍👍👌

Now I have some serious reading to get on with...thanks😄



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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Standing ovation for your efforts Mr. Koi.

I´m very glad you didn´t throw the towel after certain figures went after you. It´s nice to know you´re still on it.

With great respect,
verschickter




posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: Jukiodone
Do "disinterested experts" actually exist?

... There are a few who I wouldn't trust to give directions. 2 of them cant even lie straight in bed.

Will these morally and sometimes intellectually deficit individuals not deter any "disinterested experts"?


There's only one way to find out.

Isaac is thinking outside the box, so full credit to his efforts.



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