UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Facebook and the UFO Phenomenon

Facebook is ten years old this month. UFOs have been “prominent” since 1947.

Facebook has more than a billion members.

UFOs have considerably less followers than that, and never had anywhere near a billion aficionados.

Facebook is on a decline; members jumping ship in droves, especially the younger set.

If Facebook – a rather recent, vital human sub-text – is already dying, how can anyone, with a straight face and ounce of sense think UFOs are still vital and alive?

UFOs, as a topic of interest, has lost its cachet with almost everyone except those of us who cling to the subject because our “addiction” has not been sated.

Even the so-called Roswell slides will not rejuvenate UFOs as a viable topic of vibrant interest.

Yes, there will be a surge among UFO mavens but that shall subside, as the slides, purporting to show an alien life-form from the alleged Roswell crash of 1947, prove to be about as valid, scientifically or forensically, as the once ballyhooed alien autopsy film.

UFOs are a non-topic in academic or scientific circles – all know that. But UFOs have become anathema in social circles too, completely ignored or shunned among polite, sensible cultured groups.

There will continue a rag-tag coterie of die-hards (me among them maybe).

But for all intents and purposes, UFOs are a dead issue.

And all of you know that.

RR

Gaines M Crook on the UFO "Dilemma" and its Solution

We've inserted an interesting (to us) observation from Gaines M Crook concerning what to do about the UFO "dilemma" -- written in 2001.

Mr. Crook was at the edge of ufology, but only because he was circumspect and heterodox in his views.

You can read his views at our blog, UFO Heterodoxy by clicking HERE

RR