UFO Conjectures

Monday, June 16, 2008

Science vs Ufology


The difference between science and ufology can be seen, clearly, by comparing two talks: one by UFO “expert” Brad Sparks and another by physicist Michio Kaku on SETI and UFOs, both at Paul Kimball’s discursive blog.

Sparks regurgitates the Roswell/Mogul conflict, and Kaku examines the SETI mistake(s), with some asides about how any UFO study by science would kill the career(s) of the scientist(s) involved.

Sparks rambles, and digresses, which he readily admits. Kaku is concise and to the point.


The patina of Sparks’ exposition is one of staleness and conspiracy: the government, especially the Air Force, has policies that pit them (the AF) against ufologists.

Kaku avoids a SETI conspiracy – to defraud alien speculation – and makes it clear that the issue of alien civilizations (and UFOs) is a bit more complex than SETI or ufologists acknowledge.


Sparks is fixated on the Air Force, as are most ufologists.

It’s the United States Navy where the UFO mystery is flummoxed and controlled. The evidence is overwhelming, and we detail it at our UFO web-site.

The other thing is that Kaku is articulate, Sparks not. Sparks is not a speaker. Yes, he has some bona fide UFO credentials, but speech-making? Not his forté.

Kimball accumulates lots of material from ufologists and non-ufologists, but we find very little creative UFO hypotheses by Kimball himself.


Since this is the case, it would do well for Mr. Kimball to provide more Kaku and less Sparks, or any other ufologist of note.

You see, ufologists, aside from Stanton Friedman, just can’t hold a candle to the likes of a Michio Kaku.


  • The ufologists would do well to form some sort of representative body, which could elect individuals to articulate the group's arguments. As it stands, many disparate ufologists are running around, saying whatever pops into their heads at the moment. A measured, thoughtful approach lends to any argument the weight of credibility.

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Monday, June 16, 2008  

  • Yes, Cullan,

    It really has gotten out of hand.

    Everyone, including us, has something to say, and all the UFO cacophony continues to muddy the UFO waters unfortunately.

    It would be nice, by the way, to see a blog, by you, devoted to UFOs, aside from the Roswell promo.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, June 16, 2008  

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