posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 11:38 AM
I have in recent months been thinking about how to rehabilitate Ufology as a valid area of research. What follows are three recommendations that I
have. I would love to hear what people think. What should be done to improve ufology, to encourage people to participate, to stop the bickering, and
to bring it into the mainstream?
1. Facts, facts, facts. The focus must be on facts. Who, what, where, when, why. Speculation must be avoided at all costs. Let's be
honest: when we talk about superluminal travel, zero-point energy devices, and other dimensions, even when purporting to not be judging a case, people
tune out. Quickly. Facts, including testimony, must be cultivated.
2. Sorry, no spirituality allowed. Just as Bush shouldn't be using his personal religion to make policy, people involved in Ufology should
not be introducing the spiritual ideas that they have as proof of visitation or justification for certain courses of actions. I respect what people
believe, but there is an appropriate time and place for it.
3. Beat the politicians at their own game. Use lobbying techniques to bring people willing to listen into the fold. (Political savvy is one
of the most wanting qualities in the ufological community.) Build working relationships with Congressional staff. Stop believing--or at least stop
saying--that there is a crushing government conspiracy out to stop ufology or disclosure. It is worse to be scared into inaction when there is
nothing out there than to find that there is a force working against you.
In the future, I would like to expand on this list, and consider each point in depth. But I wanted to see what people thought initially, and if
people were open to the idea of revamping this important field. My solutions may in some respects seem harsh, but this kind of blood-letting has
historically been needed to create enduring, effective change.