UFO Conjectures

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reframing Ufology, with persons lacking expertise in anything?

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I think I lost Robbie Graham as a Facebook “friend” because I knocked his new book, UFOs: Reframing the Debate.

My take was that Robbie picked his pals and buddies rather than truly brilliant persons to load up his book with suggestions for a new look at UFOs. Here’s his contingent of UFO gurus:
Instead of taking the trouble of rounding up a cache of smart UFO people – yes, there are a few, and I am not among them surely – Robbie piled into his book a group of people who are not well-known or well-regarded among ufology’s cognoscenti.

If one wants to reframe the UFO saga, one would select a raft of people who really have unique and substantive ideas. His gaggle is not that group.

I would have contacted the Anomalist’s Patrick Huyghe for suggestions or see the persons, on some UFO Facebook pages, who are offering interesting insights that are remarkably fascinating.

One can find them on the FB pages of Isaac Koi, Gilles Fernandez, Jose Caravaca, and Mrherr Zaar, and a few others.

I refer to people, here at this blog, who have intellectual intelligence about UFOs and cachet in the UFO community, and a few show up in Robbie’s book: Micah Hanks and Chris Rutkowski among them.

But, overall, Robbie’s cronies don’t cut the UFO mustard. Sorry, but it’s true.

So, I’ll skip buying Robbie’s book and take the lumps that may come my way for expressing the view presented here.

But if Ufology and UFOs are going to have a resurrection in interest and real insights, it will have to “reframe” with a few persons who have higher IQs than those in Robbie’s mix.

RR

4 Comments:

  • So, you're offended by the name of the book?

    By Blogger Roger Glassel, at Tuesday, June 13, 2017  

  • Come on Roger...

    You know damn well what I'm offended by: the lack of expertise among those contributing to it, except as noted.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, June 13, 2017  

  • There's always progress. New eyes, new progress, no stagnation. The "experts" even thought that a child's remains displayed at a museum in Mesa Verde was an intergalactic traveling space alien evolved from a Gecko. Expertise?

    By Blogger Roger Glassel, at Tuesday, June 13, 2017  

  • The problem, for me, Roger, is that Robbie's new book isn't composed with "new eyes" -- just a stagnant group of his pals.

    I like Robbie, and did a few favorable reviews of his UFOs in the movies book.

    But touting his new tome is a bit much. I think he missed the boat when selecting persons who could really offer some new and unique ideas about how to "reconfigure" the investigation of the UFO phenomenon.

    A grasping of persons without a UFO smudged background and some real academic acumen would have been the way to go.

    There are biases among his chosen lot, even though many of those who are biased think they are not. They are delusional.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, June 13, 2017  

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