posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by IsaacKoi
It's an unwieldy beast, from first impressions of the website. I'm reminded of the saying, 'a camel is a horse designed by a committee.'
The mission statements straddle similar sentiments to Exopolitics and reinforce the fragmented nature of what some call the 'ufo community.' Whoever
wrote it has used the word 'knowledge' 9 times in a 4-sentence paragraph....poor writing. Going on to criticise "skeptics" seems unnecessary and
would alienate such respectable figures as Haines, Clark, Roe, Maccabee, Swords etc.
The Exopolitics, CSETI, ECETI themes of universal brotherhood are suggested in the ideal of ' friendships, relationships,
and opportunities to grow and learn' with something other than humanity. I'm sure we all agree with the sentiment, but let's confirm the existence
of visitors before imagining what great friends we'll all be. Bandying terms like 'enlightened,' 'awareness' and 'knowledge' has too many
associations with the lunatic fringe and dilutes my optimism for credibility.
I think they should review the contents of the site. It should be redesigned and rewritten to present a more objective, professional and neutral tone.
As it stands, the IFS appears to have set itself against a wide cross-section of researchers and exemplifies the internecine politics that cripples
their ideal of presenting a credible face of ufology.
NARCAP are a great example of how to do it correctly. There's a vacuum for an organisation to apply itself beyond aviation in an equally credible and
rigorous way. IFS could fill the gap if they forget about the ideology and simply focus on the analysis of UFO-related information. Why put the cart
before the horse?
I hope they grow into a reputable organisation and enjoy a lot of success.