UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, June 09, 2013

UFOs and String Theory [Redux -- to take your minds off Roswell/Aztec]


UFOs have more of a reality than “strings” – the basic elements (building blocks) of existence according to some physicists.

Lee Smolin, in his book “The Trouble with Physics” [Houghton Mifflin, 2006], argues against the obsession that most physicists, academic researchers, and scientific facilities have with string theory.

(Wikipedia provides a succinct overview of the discursive theory at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory for those who aren’t familiar with the concept.)

The problem with string theory is that no one can confirm by tests or experimentation the existence of strings, a dilemma similar to that for UFOs.

There is a difference however, and it’s this: UFOs have a tangibility, a record of being there (or here), whereas strings have no record – nada, nil, zilch.

Yes, UFOs exist and have existed for some recorded time. What they are remains a mystery. Those who “study” them – so-called ufologists – have botched the scrutiny of the enigma by ineptness and hubris (traits that also apply to many physicists if we read Smolin correctly).

UFOs , as a mythology and a reality, are dissipating as a major concern, for the militaries of the world, governments, or the public at large, because they’ve been spotted and photographed (perhaps) but have yet to show any profound malevolence or any practical worth as a phenomenon (except to UFO mavens who remain gaga by the idea of UFOs).

String theory may or may not be bogus. UFOs are not bogus, but they aren’t part and parcel of anyone’s life, unless persons have made them so (which is a sad commentary on the purposeless existentialism of some folks).

String theory is fun to contemplate. UFOs also. But that’s all either of the concepts are.



  • There's more evidence for UFOs of unEarthly origin than there is for some of the more exotic theories of the nature of the universe proposed by solidly credential theorists. Both subjects are endlessly entertaining.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Sunday, June 09, 2013  

  • You're preaching to the choir, Frank.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, June 10, 2013  

  • Science has a parallel history of theoretical hubris, the reaction to which, as one scientist said, is to "sweep it under the carpet"
    An interesting read is "Biocentrism" which states clearly that any theory regarding the origin of the universe must take into account the nature and origin of consciousness. Another example of whats under the carpet.
    As far as physics, they have produced intermediate matter ( neither solid nor intangible), quantum encryption, are close to making quantum computing possible ( very close). All of this has a direct bearing on the nature of this phenomenon. Force field propulsion is being toyed with as well as field generation to reduce aerodynamic drag ( which there is evidence that this is being deployed) based on what a former USAF mechanic told me as well as other provocative stirrings)
    I would say this, that science has produced more evidence that theoretically...extraterrestrials could visit ( by bending space) than all of Ufology.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, June 10, 2013  

  • Biocentrism, that's Lanza's baby! A realy interesting idea. How true is it? Who the hell knows?

    Scientists, for all the heat they take from the UFO racket, has a lot more ground to cover and frankly churns out a lot more new and interesting material that, in its' own way, is every bit as crazy as what's getting kicked out by the UFO types.

    I've been posting a lot of what gets my attention at my news feed and will take the opportunity to spam it here.


    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Monday, June 10, 2013  

  • "It's full of strings!"

    No, just doesn't resonate.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Saturday, July 27, 2013  

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