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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Devolution of UFOs and Ufology

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Objective ufologists have to admit that the UFO phenomena is long-lasting but pretty much defunct as a topic worthy of time and trouble by anyone….and we mean anyone.

The effort by ufologists, as we keep pointing out, has been without result and import.

UFOs are a back-burner item for many ufologists, while others keep flailing the dead horse as the phenomena (phenomenon to them) appears, goes away, and remains elusive in the extreme.

Science and media are right to ignore UFOs, since doing anything about them – researching or reportage – will be time wasted, and there are so many others things in life that provide (or can) a rewarding existence.

But ufologists have a lot of time (and some money) invested in UFOs, and letting loose will admit stupidity, a life-time of inane concern for a phenomenon that means nothing in the great scheme of things.

Ufologists come and go (die or leave the UFO hobby heart-broken because it doesn’t allow resolution) but the phenomena goes on, even though nowadays UFOs are an ember of its once startling effect on those who’ve seen them and those who hope to see them.

It’s quite sad – pathetic even – to see vibrant persons (such as Kimball, Tonnies, Redfern, et al.) taking the prime of their life on Earth and throw it away on a phenomena that doesn’t mean anything to anyone who has a full understanding of the purpose of life.

Some try to incorporate UFOs into their mundane activities, but even that is silly. UFOs shouldn’t even get that little bit of attention. The phenomenon is a quirk in the evolution of humanity.

UFOs mean nothing to the long road that the gods or Darwin established for mankind.

But a state of denial or a severe blind-spot in the mind of ufologists persists. And it doesn’t make sense, of any kind.

All kinds of mental gymnastics by ufologists attempt to make UFOs pertinent to human existence but the ratiocinations are flimsy at best and often bolstered by ruminations that are nearly insane in their permutations. (See Joseph Capp for instance.)

UFOs are – or were mysterious – but the days of awe have long passed. UFOs are now merely a footnote to man’s time on Earth, like the Loch Ness creature, Sasquatch, or any other phenomena that Loren Coleman has spent a life-time pursuing.

Even the small amount of time we spend on UFOs is admittedly ridiculous, and we have no defense for our squandered time (and effort).

But we’re not normal, and those mentioned above are…or so they think.

5 Comments:

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    By Blogger SoD, at Wednesday, May 28, 2008  

  • UFO's will continue to exist with or without the near-religious culture that has arisen over the past century to worship them. The quixotic nature of something that lies between simple aerial phenomena and what could be considered tantamount to god-worship makes for an experience that would, inevitably, become a disappointment. It's not quite fact and it's not quite faith.

    I feel as a scientific investigation, there is little that can be accomplished at present by studying UFO's. We can examine trace evidence left at landing sites or study various images gathered by video, satellite, and radar but ultimately they don't prove much beyond the existence of something not easily explained.

    For many, this is simply insufficient. They MUST know. So, the conferences start and books are written and theories are culled from the ether. In short, human imagination begins to take hold, creating what it must always fashion by some genetic mandate: culture.

    Cultures built upon faith are always tenuous; one must always confront his own doubts and fears. But the culture thrives, the religion lives one. Why? Because no one wants to let go. It gives them hope. It serves a psychological hunger.

    Although, if I were to truly examine the devolution of Ufology, I would blame the tapering interest of the general public (and even some die-hards) on the lack of any solid "flaps" in recent years. Couple this with an incessant presence of hoaxers on YouTube, etc., all with the digital tools to ply their craft better than any who came before, and we have a recipe for total burnout. Additionally, the threat of war and terrorism, rising gas prices and unemployment all add to the mix. We've bigger problems to worry about these days than what that thing up there is.

    But trust me, as soon as we see another big flap (summer 1965 big), recharged blood will course once more through those near-dessicated veins of Ufologists.

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Wednesday, May 28, 2008  

  • Cullan:

    Let's hope there isn't another "flap."

    That would just start the whole farce over again, and nothing would be resolved.

    More UFO hoopla is hardly conducive to a UFO denouement.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, May 29, 2008  

  • Certainly UFO's are not a defunct topic. And even without results the topic is both endearing and intriging to many. The O'Hare sighting was the most read article in Chicago Tribune internet history. People are interested, but stay in the closet due to the overwhelming polarization of the topic (As well as the depicted wacko UFO corner)
    Whether we ever discover anything useful about UFO's, the phenomena will persist because there is something about the unknown that draws us to it. There is a much higher chance of discovering alien life by hunting for it in our solar system and beyond. Despite the means, we will someday meet another form of life (assuming we don't die off first). And the fact that we will begin travelling throughout space, in person, raises an awareness that something else could have also.
    Nothing may come from even serious research in this age, but it isn't wasted time. A pursuit of knowledge is not wasted time, whether a discovery is made or not. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. And a pursuit of that is both noble and philosophically, perhaps spiritually, rewarding.
    UFO's are a real experience (or perhaps more) that we may never get a handle on. Should we also conclude that the pursuit of intangible, possibly unknowable, things like string theory or god or dark energy are a waste of time as well?

    By Blogger TC, at Friday, May 30, 2008  

  • TC:

    In dark times (and even "normal" times) for humanity, there are more important things to contend with: hunger, disease, wars, man's inhumanity to man, death.

    UFOs (and Dark Energy, God, whatever) are secondary at best.

    The phenomena intrigue but are, and have been, truly insignificant, as the history of the things indicate.

    It's like solving a crossword puzzle or Rubic's Cube -- fun but nothing to do with the vicissitudes of life.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, May 31, 2008  

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