UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Open-mindedness?

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A “discussion” threaded at UFO UpDates (an amalgam of UFO nonsense) is taking place that pits Jerry Clark, Dick Hall, Stanton Friedman and others against the proponents of an “hypothesis” (no theory yet) which outlines the idea that there is another civilization on Earth that is hidden, and has been for millennia, and accounts for UFOs (flying saucers).

The most recent advocate of this idea is Mac Tonnies, who has a book coming out delineating the idea. The epithet for the “hidden, advanced civilization” is "crypto-terrestrials" (coined by Tonnies we surmise), and supported by Bob Shell, and few other lesser lights of the UFO community.

The idea is bizarre, but should it be outside the bounds of ufological discussion?

Maybe a paper by Jonathan E. Adler, a professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, might be helpful in resolving the dispute.

Click here to read Dr. Adler’s ruminations….