UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, March 04, 2016

Anxious to be silly

Many UFO buffs are loath to engage in serious debate or dialogue about UFOs or anything related.

But those same UFO aficionados rush to leave silly, not-quite-humorous commentary at blogs that open the door for such inane jocularity.

This is happening right now at Kevin Randle’s blog where Kevin opened the door to silliness by presenting a fictional scenario where he and other military went to Mars (some still there) to engage in warfare with the Martian populace.

If one wants to get comments for their blogs, all they have to do is open their blog or web-site to a foolish topic, or crack a joke in an otherwise serious subject.

(This is the bane of Facebook and Twitter also.)

This non-comic approach to the UFO issue just adds one more nail in the coffin of ufology.

It’s truly sad and so unfunny.

RR

4 Comments:

  • Ufology has had numerous 'nails' in its coffin for decades now. Yet it always seems to reincarnate itself (if that is correct English). It will never die, but it will branch out into other fields and embrace new ideas. The core belief, in ETs pure & simple, will certainly go on, but I guess abductions and crashes are dying out and may never recover.

    Conferences such as the recent one Robert Sheaffer attended show that there are plenty of people still interested. A topic can retain its popular interest even if it is making zero progress. Let's face it, we are really no further on in getting official or scientific recognition of the subject than we were 50 years ago.

    Astrology is likewise no nearer to scientific recognition than it was in the time of Nostradamus. But there are still plenty of astrologers, and amateurs interested in the subject (and probably websites too). And horoscopes abound as always.

    Ufology will always be with us in some form.

    By Blogger cda, at Friday, March 04, 2016  

  • Yes, CDA, ufology will survive, like a fossil from the Jurassic era, but it'll even less important that that fossil.

    There are even flat-earth proponents still hovering around, if my Facebook cronies are correct in their notices about the group.

    I only disagree with your phrase "popular interest."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, March 04, 2016  

  • Rich -

    Seriously?

    That was your take away?

    Did you read the whole thing? Was it not clear that I have special knowledge about these alleged flights to Mars to fight along side aliens because I did deploy to Iraq? Did you not see that I was responding to Project Camelot's assertion that my fellow soldiers and I had been sent to fight aliens on Mars?

    And can you please stop assigning motives to me... you just don't have it right...

    The purpose of that posting to was to ridicule an idea that has apparently taken hold in one aspect of the UFO community and if I was one to exploit such things so that I could get comments on my blog and invited to UFO conferences, I wouldn't have ridiculed the idea... I would have reluctantly confirmed it.

    By Blogger KRandle, at Friday, March 04, 2016  

  • Kevin:

    I was chiding the commentary not the posting itself.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, March 04, 2016  

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