UFO Conjectures

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Prominent newbies everywhere except in Ufology?

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I have a YouTube channel and an app on my Sony Smart TV, and I have tapped into YouTube a lot lately although I dislike the service immensely; the ads are ubiquitous and annoying, showing up at the most inopportune time.
 
Watching videos of young classical musicians lauded for their beauty [sic] and musicianship by one YouTuber I like -- Melodious Heart – I recognize some but the batches always contain some remarkable young people whose talent is spectacular, to say the least, but who remain unrecognized yet continue to thrill.
This brings to my attention that within the UFO community there are no – none! – attractive or talented researchers.
 
The Reddit and Facebook contingents of UFOers are old, often haggard, weather-worn, not a cutie or smartie anywhere.
 
Almost every other discipline, from tech, the stock market, TV reporters and anchors, medicine, sciences, et cetera, et cetera, contain bunches of newbies (millennials among them) who excel, are attractive, and brilliant.
 
But not in Ufology. None, anywhere.

Why is this?
 
RR

12 Comments:

  • Every professional endevor you cite is a paying gig, at least potentially. UFO "research" is a hobby; except, perhaps, for those in the Defense/Intelligence community who study the matter in secrecy. And that's your answer.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • So, Dom, getting paid or economics produces art and beauty?

    And hobbies do not?

    Hmmm.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • Apparently. Almost all of the great art and music historically was "commissioned" by some "patron." Capitalistic society simply broadened and deepened those opportunities...and we got more of it as theory would predict. Ever looked at the art or music that comes out of societies where there is no civil or economic freedom? Dismal stuff. Hobbies are usually spare-time things and they can, of course, produce art, beauty and self-satisfaction. But will hobbiests solve the UFO mystery? Economic theory and economic practice suggest probably not...

    By Blogger Dominick, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • What my concern was (and is) Dom, is that no one among the youth crowd is saturating itself with UFOs, as a serious interest or hobby. Why not?

    The Demi Lovato people are just approaching the matter as a fad.

    And inside the hobby itself -- some more serious than others with it, Ron here, for instance, one finds a moldering set of old-timers, tired and worn out by the mystery.

    From Day One, UFOs have attracted homely people, while music and cultural endeavors do just the opposite. Why?

    Capitalism has nothing to do with it, or does it?

    UFOs are so pitiful when it comes to capitalistic enterprise may explain, as you note, the dearth of interest by the younger set.

    But aren't some non-mercenary "kids" interested in the things themselves? Where are they?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • Ouch. That stings. :-)

    PK

    By Blogger Unknown, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • The "ridicule" factor kept smart people, including kids, away from this topic for decades. Schools, from grade school through college, explicitly discouraged "research" and writing about UFOs. Our day was different, Rich, with a different class and quality of teacher post WW2. (Also, remember the Robertson Panel recommendations about what schools should do with student UFO interest? I appears that the educational burearcracy (loss of funding?) took some of these suggestions quite seriously.

    This may all be changing somewhat since the 2017 NYT revelations and the Pentagon/Navy videos and admissions. Current interest (if search and blog hits and "new" TV shows are any indication) is high and accelerating although it may take time for all of this percolate down to the bright young things that, after all, have hundreds of other outlets of interest. My grandson is curious so I have not lost hope on that front.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • When we were teens, Dom, even sexually active, we found the phenomenon fascinating.

    I'd hope your grandchild does too.

    But in my current circle, no one is gaga about UFOs, or even slightly interested.

    Maybe I should be honing new friends, offline friends. My online crowd is just fine.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • Nothing in my screed applies to you Paul.

    You are an exception

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • ". . . one finds a moldering set of old-timers . . ."

    In my case, you left out the "s."

    By Blogger Ron, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • "From Day One, UFOs have attracted homely people, while music and cultural endeavors do just the opposite."

    What happened to beauty only being skin deep? I thought it was a person's character & intellect that really mattered, not their looks! OTOH, you have a valid point, there honestly isn't much to look at in the UFO field. I guess you've stumbled onto the ugly truth.

    By Blogger jlmet, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • Hahaha Ron....or is it LOL?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

  • jlmet:

    Yes, the matter centers around inner and outer beauty.

    My superficial observation was only served by the YouTube videos that made stark how beauty is not present in the UFO community whereas beauty is rampant in (classical) music circles.

    It just seems odd to me that one discipline invites aesthetics while another does not.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 10, 2021  

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