Isaac Koi on FB has been asking a lot of questions; posing them, inviting responses, which of course have been coming in by the hundreds. Yes, I responded as well. Not sure why. . .
All right, so what is all this about? Among the many questions asked by Koi: the same old discussion, with everyone — including those skepti-bunkies (oh, why?!) — chiming in. What should UFOlogy be doing to be taken seriously? What should UFOlogy do to improve itself? This is the post:
(1) Can ufology be improved?
(2) If so, how? (Isaac Koi)
It’s a fantasy. Can never be because UFOlogy is a loop of maddening contradictions. Who’s going to judge what’s true, real, legit, valid? Whose story? Why? Individual witnesses, like myself — I can’t prove what happened to me. So then what? Stay quiet? My more bizarre events happened, as well as the more mundane. Which ones count? Who decides? Why? Who gets to choose who decides? For every system, group, collection of parameters, there are others who will ignore, dismiss, argue against. We’ve never going to get anywhere. That ‘s okay. But that’s the part many have trouble with: for them, it’s not “okay.” We need THIS! We need THAT! In order to succeed. No we don’t. What we need is to listen, really listen. What we need is honesty. Honest story telling, honest listening, honest research. That last bit: includes calling out in a big way the creeps who get away with crap — like David Jacobs. Get a non-judgemental data base going, get honest, get serious. Stop mocking and rolling your eyes and wanting to be accepted and cuddled by Big Science. Use what you need to use from all areas, but stop whining about “being accepted.” Just do the work. Just do the honest, goddamn work. (Regan Lee, Facebook)