Originally posted by flexy123
Ufology today is not worse off or better than it was, say, 70 years ago in the 1940.
If anything, Ufology is one of those "sciences" which stagnates and where there are no real developments for MANY decades. This is not different
today. Ufology is a field with high chances there will simply never be answers, or at least not simple ones.
At first, i was inclined to disagree with the cited article - but then i read it and i HAVE TO agree with what it says. I see it on myself: I am
"hanging out" on UFO forums, in my past i read countless books and watched movies and documentaries, i attended UFO related chats and newsgroups. I
am not a single inch closer to an "answer", actually i got way, way more skeptical than I was in the early days.
What did all that interest and research produce? NOTHING!
We're at the same level "Ufology" was 60 or 70 years ago. If you deny this, you are simply blind.
But then, I do not believe that Ufology is "dying", simply because it is not any different a subject today then it was way back in the past. There
might even be a chance that newly discovered exoplanets etc. revive a new interest or that other people with new ideas come along.
5-11-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)
As long as the phenomenon of "sightings" persists (it does- & if anything, it is increasing-I've had many, many sightings), the field of study
The problem is several:
1)The extreme strangeness of it means that we have no point of reference to even begin to really understand what is happening (& something is
I can assure you). It is like lacking the prerequesites for taking any particular university course- you would get there, & just have
what is going on. Of course, in university, you would not even be there w/out the prerquesites, but in the ufo phenomenon, here we are,
& we just need to figure it out gradually. It is insisting upon itself, & no amount of denial or stonewalling will stop the process.
2)The military industrial complex, & intelligence community feels extremely threatened by what is happenning. The level of detail & cleverness that
goes into psychological warfare is amazing- entire generations have spent there entire careers, every day, for decades upon decades, in the pursuit of
slanting public opinion, propoganda so clever that we don't even recongnize it for what it is.
The only thing that will die is the silly, divisive (& most likely conciously contrived
) speculation & assumptions between those who allow
to be labeled & categorized as "skeptics" & "believers". No skeptics, no believers- these are unreal things- the only existant
thing is ignorance & the perpetuation of ignorance by both parties who insist upon creating a wall between us all, instead of us all just saying "I
don't know", & leaving useless speculation & the small minded, visionless circular reasoning of "skeptics" out of it.