UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Disruptors and UFOs

Most of you know that, in Silicon Valley, California, tech companies, often with new ventures, upset the old guard, older companies, old being only a few years in some instances.

Those companies or their founders are known as “disruptors.”

They often take users of a product away from an established company, bringing them to their new company.

The classic example is Facebook, which usurped and destroyed MySpace (and is about to demolish Twitter and other social media enterprises). Facebook itself will be disrupted at some point too.

The same things has happened in other spheres of life: Luther’s Reformation diminishing the Roman Catholic Church; Christianity side-lining Judaism; Leninism (communism) placating, for a while, capitalism; the automobile removing the horse and buggy from city streets; Cro-magnons wiping out the Neanderthals; et cetera.

And quantum mechanics has skewered classical physics, pushing Newton, Enstein, et al. to the background pretty much.

(You can name dozens of others also I bet.)

In the UFO field, the Army Air Force sunk Roswell (with its weather/Mogul balloon explanation), debunkers suppressed the Socorro/Zamora UFO incident with the suggestion that area college students created a hoax, and J. Allen Hynek crushed a bona fide sighting as swamp gas.

There are hundreds of UFO sightings that have been disrupted by those wishing to supplant intriguing and justifiably odd occurrences, indicating that UFOs are nothing more than a mis-identification of prosaic things, a modern hysteria, or outright hoaxes, plus a few other yammering explanations.

Have UFOs been deserving of such disruption? Perhaps, but perhaps not.

The oddly affecting phenomenon resides at the semi-conscious level of many in society, who won’t admit to an interest because the disruptors have encased the topic in garlands of loonyism.

So, the passionate few (real “ufologists”) have to beggar on per omnia secula seculorum like Liebowitz’s  monkish comrades, hoping that their obsession is brought to light as a real thing, important and profound.

[The image above from Betakit.com]

RR

4 Comments:

  • Hello,

    On a very side note: In the UFO field, the Army Air Force sunk Roswell (with its weather/Mogul balloon explanation)

    The "Mogul balloon explanation" didn't come from the "Army" and your "Malevolents", but was originated by "ufologists" themselves (Robert Todd and Karl Pflock, the last not a debunker but believing in UFO visiting Earth).

    Regards,

    Gilles.

    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Monday, July 11, 2016  

  • I would suggest that Ufology is itself to blame at times. There's not doubt that some researchers have tried to actively sway people from the idea that UFOs are anything but ET-based. Keel undoubtedly was a victim of this.

    I see it too in Cryptozoology, with the supposedly open-minded Bigfoot-seekers who will do all they can to deny the "high-strangeness"-based Bigfoot cases.

    In both of these examples, it's over-the-top "I want to believe" prejudices that make people try to avoid talking about, or giving publicity to, the weirder side of these phenomena.

    Ufology is find of devouring its own kind - unless that same kind sticks to the party-line - namely "it's ET."

    I don't have any time for that, though, so in other words, they can go to hell.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Monday, July 11, 2016  

  • Terry the Censor provides an interesting comment over at Kevin's blog about the alien [ET] view, promoted by Stanton Friedman.

    It sums up what you're saying Nick.

    And Gilles notes, above, the view, in a roundabout way, that ufologists, themselves, have brought on askance ideas that have turned off people from the phenomenon.

    Human beings like to muck up things. Disruptors just the current manifestation.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, July 11, 2016  

  • A "Canticle for Leibowitz" reference? Bravo!

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

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