Originally posted by Observor
So all the evidence the multitudes of UFO researchers can produce is thousands of books and an explanation that some extraterrestrails with
technological abilities far beyond publicly known capabilities of any country on earth are visting the earth?
And everything about who they are, what they want is guess work? Fantastic!
You've probably not been 'Observor'-ing UFO history closely enough? ;-) No crime. The number of people apparently unaware of that history around
here is staggering ... even people who'll offer very frequent opinions, even while sometimes admitting to
(!!) their lack of study. (Not
necessarily you on that, Observor.)
But please, if you're sincerely interested in UFOs, go back and start with the mid- to late-1940's material, see the Project Blue Book unknowns,
Special Report 14, the Robertson Panel history, Ruppelt's classic book, Hynek's books and articles, the mid-60's U.S. Congressional hearings and
its history, the Condon Report plus its history, James McDonalds' excellent writings, Dr. Sturrock's studies, the new Swords (et al.) book, and
plenty more I could list. Compare that knowledge (derived from official sources, not just 'opinions') to the silly debunking efforts and books of
UFO-skeptics like Menzel and Klass, and I think then (and probably only
then) does it becomes so blindingly obvious that the latter group
(skeptics, debunkers) have been, and are being, intellectually dishonest. There's simply no other reasonable, informed conclusion. Really.
So I'm sorry for being so blunt here, but any people who'd roll their eyes at the entire UFO phenomenon, apparently just because there's no
piece of alien tech on hand, are simply not reading enough. And even if that lack of intellectual fortitude can be forgiven, what
probably should not be is the fact that they're also misunderstanding (purposely?) the nature of evidence and probability, and how those concepts
filter into what is and is not accepted as reality by the mainstream, topics discussed routinely enough that they can't reasonably be ignored....
Does it matter that, nearly 75 years ago, the physical reality
of the phenomenon was officially admitted to
? Shouldn't that alone
preclude summary dismissal by ANY individual? Given the overwhelming weight of accumulated evidence, any kind of dismissal at all would almost have
summary, or, at 'best', due to psychological factors....
(Sigh. Wondering why I even bother to take the time to write such posts any more.... I suppose for any new forum members, caught up in the daily
YouTube UFO chase.)