UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

UFOs are an epiphenomenon

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The genius and fame of Albert Einstein lies in the verification of his theories (about gravity, light, et cetera).

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Michio Kaku is one of our favorite physicists but he’s not in the same league as Einstein in that Kaku’s conjectures are merely that, conjectures. He has proposed some interesting hypotheses about everything from black holes, multiverses, and even UFOs.

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But he hasn’t provided one theory that allows testing of any of those conjectural hypotheses,

Nonetheless, we like the guy, and we like his imaginative, but unproven insights.

In ufology, the scientist who usually gets rave reviews and encomiums is Jacques Vallee.

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Dr. Vallee has proposed a categorical explanation for UFOs/flying saucers: they are manifestations of a deeply engrained phenomenon that has tempted and confused humankind since time immemorial, and change configuration with each new generation.

And like Kaku, Vallee provides no testable theory to prove his assertions.

Vallee is imaginative also, and erudite, but he gives nothing to science or lay persons that can be investigated scientifically or tested with scientific methodology.

But one thing is clear form Vallee’s pronouncements, and that is UFOs are an epiphenomenon -- A secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another.

UFOs are the external or conscious, overt manifestation of something that lies beneath or beyond them.

The real UFO phenomenon is masked by the UFO images and sightings many have observed, and which ufologists have long been obsessed with.

The true UFO phenomenon is hidden, and has always been so.

Vallee’s hypothetical writings indicate the same thing. It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t provide a mechanism by which the hidden UFO reality might be accessed.

Ufology needs an Einstein, not a Kaku or Vallee.

Lesser lights like Paul Kimball and us (and a few others) continue to recognize that ufology is flawed by its inept research and persistent obsession with old sightings that have been hammered into non-researchable data and obscure remembrances.

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Mr. Kimball has no illusions that he’ll discover the UFO reality, but he is optimistic that someone can and will, eventually.

Paul Kimball is thus a ufological agnostic.

We, on the other hand, think that UFOs may be an unknowable reality, like God.

That is, the reality is palpable in a circumstantial way but the core reality is beyond the ken of humanity or anyone, even an Einstein.

We are not ufological atheists, but we are UFO cabalists it seems.

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