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Friday, May 01, 2015

Speculative Realism for "ufologists" who dislike Phenomenology

Readers here can either go to Kevin Randle's bog, where a contentious, stupid ongoing discussion continues, with regurgitation of Roswell minutiae and commentators attacking one another, ad infinitum, ad eternum, ad nauseum, or read how Quentin Meillassoux, a French philosopher who rattles Kant's Principle of Correlation with his (Meillassoux's) concept of the universe and life that adheres to the idea of UFOs and strange (paranormal) behavior in the world is relevant to the UFO mystery.

Here's a link to the anti-Kantian philosophy rampant nowadays in philosophical circles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculative_realism

And a link to Wikipedia's article on Meillassoux:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Meillassoux

But there are those who think Monsieur Meillassoux is insane, and here is a piece so oriented:

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/quentin-meillassoux-and-the-crackpot-sublime/

Why Kevin Randle's readers and commentators continue to badger each other with redundant Roswell nonsense baffles.

I know ufology is contained by nutty people, but the neurotic (maybe psychotic) ramblings at Mr. Randle's blog are so prominently insane, that one is obligated to note the psychological milieu. It's an example of what is so very wrong with the UFO community and the topic (UFOs) itself.

RR

9 Comments:

  • Yes Randle's blog does seem a bit nutty at times. The reason is that it sometimes evolves into personal attacks. These are not Kevin's fault, even if he often introduces a topic that causes fierce debate & discussion, and this often becomes heated.

    I have recently tried to use it as a form of light relief from the unceasing daily overload of 'political waffle' we in the UK are being deluged with just now in the media. An election is looming, you see, and things are really hotting up, far exceeding the heat generated by Roswell.

    By Blogger cda, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • And I saw a clip on CNBC (here) showing your PM's opponent stumbling going off stage after a heated debate, CNBC replaying it over and over, as if that might defeat the guy; CNBC favoring Mr. Cameron I think.

    Yes, your elections there are heated but the discussions at Kevin's blog are not just heated, a bit insane, too.

    And who is that ass Nitram Ang? (Martin who?)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Yes, Nitram Ang is an enigma, but who isn't at this point.

    Nitram seems to have his head in Kevin's lap and I've yet to see him come up for air.

    A good example of an "acolyte."

    But I do enjoy his jabs...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • We three are almost as bad, so far off topic here to mimic quidnuncery.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Hey, thats my cue. Hehe...dont worry, just kidding ;)

    By Blogger Bob Koford, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Perhaps Rich, but you and I were schooled in observation and assessment, thus deciphering psychological chicanery via subjective vs. that of objective data.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Yah, we're excused, Tim, but that CDA is an habitual stray-from-topic guy....yet I luv him.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Bob:

    Haha?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, May 01, 2015  

  • Nothing different going on over there, same old utterly inconsequential Roswell babble. As if decades of mythical crashes with alien bodies, exotic hardware and hieroglyphics preceding 1947 were somehow merely curious happenstance.

    If the Ramey memo were miraculously deciphered to indicate Dave's wishful fantasies, it WOULD, as Chris suggests, only indicate that Ramey was writing science-fiction! And he simply picked up a page to pose authoritatively for a photo.

    It's too bad he's not holding an issue of Amazing Stories. (g)

    And Lance correctly observed that Dave might have a few fans of his show-and-tell case of pareidolia in flying-saucer fantasyland, but if he walked it into the real world of Caltech he'd be expelled by the roaring gush of laughter.

    Lance is a shining star.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Saturday, May 02, 2015  

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