posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:05 PM
Originally posted by cloudyday
But in the long run history is lost due to the mean-spirited politics of today.
History is much more of an artform than most people realize. There is never enough clear, straightforward, unbiased information saved about anything,
and everything requires interpretation after the fact. So there's a lot of conjecture about how one thing leads to another in a logical way, making
the entire process very subjective. Historians have to come up with a plausible fiction that most people can reasonably accept as fact. That's the
way it's always been.
Does some department of the U.S. government still study UFO reports? Sure. Because there is some department studying everything. But it's probably
not done the same way it used to be. I'm sure that these days they gather massive amounts of data that is sifted through by huge, fast computers to
look for trends, or bubbles, that pop up out of the noise. Some of the bubbles are "terrorist activity." Some of them are "unusual power
surges." Some of them are "bird die-offs." Some of them are "UFOs." And then they just keep that data handy until something unusual happens,
like a particular search parameter reaches a trigger level. Then they probably call their experts to interpret it, and see if anything has to be done