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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Entropy and UFOs but at The UFO Iconoclast(s)

UFOs are problematical in a number of ways, but UFO reportage is a primary problem and here's why:

The UFO Iconoclast(s)

RR

9 Comments:

  • The focus on a relatively few cases, an ongoing debate over human foibles, experts who have no expertise, the popularity that involves the majority not being well read outside the subject, the entertainment factor, the commercialisation, cargo cult like belief systems all do an end run around the evidence that it is a natural but unknown and rare result of nature. All of this is driven by dialectical materialism driving a very human urge for the charismatic, the magical.

    It has an enormous, localized energy field and is conducted by the atmosphere.
    It is cyclic and transient with a behavior that mimics weather distribution.
    It affects the information processing of witnesses. The brain simulates the environment and this creates a error in simulation by associating a wide variety of images by identification matches with a “alien experience with altered processes
    It contracts sidereal time / space according to the proximity of the observer.
    It can be evidenced by trace ground effects according to it’s proximity.
    In its undifferentiated state it is globular or orblike.
    It can affect the gravitational field
    Because they appear as three dimensional objects, they are assumed to be so although their behavior suggests they are not. In other words they have extra dimensional characteristics that suggest they are not solid objects. For example they have been witnessed to move through solid objects.
    That it is simply an unknown energy field is evidenced by it’s impact on electrical and electronic devices.
    It has biological effects ranging from radiant energy sickness, to transient hypothermic effects, paralysis, secondary or third degree burns.
    The vast majority of dialog is juvenile gossip and does not constitute critical thinking.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • Bruce:

    I think you missed my point.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • Are these not examples of the evidence of errors, signal noise,and not being able to see the forest for the trees?

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • Yes, for UFOs per se while I was zeroing in on "reports."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • The reports are colored by, tainted and skewed by a feedback effect that is viral, distributed and reinforced
    by repetition which could be called a example of the observer effect which was the first portion of my comment. If you could isolate the reports generated by witnesses by placing them in a sealed laboratory,there would be no effect. Its called by some entanglement. The old example of a tree falling without an observer comes to mind. Theres no effect to observe.
    Then there is the entropy of this closed feedback loop. Every example I can think of is an everyday object removed from it's naturally occurring context much like a randomized dream state. What does this tell us?
    The reports by witnesses are not measurements.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • You're right,"The reports by witnesses are not measurements."

    They are recorded observations and get entropized [sic] by UFO researchers and reporters; that is, ufologists insert flagrant, errant details (because ufologists are a sloppy lot) and other ufologists carry forward those errors, compounding the problem (or entropy) by adding errors of their own.

    It's not the UFOs or witnesses that create Information Entropy but those who are regurgitating the tales (or reports).

    My inclusion of the Socorro symbol snafu and Betty Hill nose story, along with my earlier example of the beloved Richard Hall's mess up regarding the 1966 Ann Arbor "swamp gas" imbroglio were, I thought, examples of Information Entropy, not entropy in the physics sense.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • I have to agree with you on that.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, November 05, 2014  

  • Seems appropriate..

    "As Peret asserts, the value of such stories resides in the fact that they respond to direct social necessity but in a way that is not obvious in a society dominated by what is utilitarian and functional. Rather they represent a natural surplus of imaginative abundance that may confound or reinforce the way we perceive the world, but which never does so in a simple way. Even though they may have no direct social use, they nonetheless embody the actual state of real relations between people."
    — Michael Richardson (Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World)

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, November 06, 2014  

  • Not exactly on point, but Gilles Fernandez may like it.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 06, 2014  

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