posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:31 PM
I'm not so sure you can paint it all with such a broad brush...
True, as far as the public is concerned, the "big scoop" will likely originate from the major media....BUT (and this is an important part), I'd bet
dollars to donuts that the basic research and theories behind it would actually be the product of the efforts of UFOlogists (and it will be provable
no doubt, by previous articles, books, specials, etc.).
If UFOlogists are correct, and we are being visited by those from offworld, then eventually, if proven to be the case, this will force an immediate
re-examination of even the most fanciful cases and theories, especially depending on what we know and don't know about the aliens when they are
eventually revealed or reveal themselves publicly.
There are many respected researchers in the field, and even though there are charlatans and less than ethical people in the mix, the work of the
respected researcher stands on its own.
In addition, the number of respected researchers, such as degreed scientists, former government officials, even former people involved in the coverup
(such as Hyneck or Ruppelt), should certainly give any reasonable person cause for doubt as to the "ridicule factor" of the field.
Still, it's amazing how one crackpot makes for such a better news story, and can somehow override facts and good evidence...and even when reported by
formerly respectable anchors (i.e. such as Jennings' fiasco of a special).