UFO Conjectures

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Kevin Randle Imperative

In the June 1st New Yorker, a review in Briefly Noted of Alice Dreger’s book Galileo’s Middle Finger [dealing with science and social activism] the review concludes with this:

“In this age of disinformation, [Dreger] writes, ‘the pursuit of evidence is probably the most pressing moral imperative.’” [Page 75]

I thought the sentence relevant to UFOs and its barrage of disinformation and its so-called disinformation agents.

But there is no clear-cut definition of “moral imperative” anywhere.

Oh sure, a tilt to Kant’s “categorical imperative(s)” but nothing else anywhere.

Wikipedia gives internet searchers this:

“A moral imperative is a principle originating inside a person's mind that compels that person to act. It is a kind of categorical imperative, as defined by Immanuel Kant. Kant took the imperative to be a dictate of pure reason.”

That’s it pretty much.

Therefore, searching for evidence of disinformation about or by the recent Kodachrome slides culprits, as proposed over at Kevin Randle’s blog by some discontents, seems foolhardy in the extreme.

But as French UFO skeptic Gilles Fernandez often suggests, “That’s ufology.”