Saturday, April 23, 2011

The UFO Dialectic

The whole idea behind Beyond Best Evidence is to examine the primary hypotheses for the UFO phenomenon (ETH, PSH, EDH, time travel, perhaps a couple others), and see which ones might work.

So, here's your chance. Anyone reading this probably has a preferred hypothesis. It's time for you to test it against a particular case, one that is well documented and still unexplained.

Take the 1957 RB47 case, for example.

Here are some resources to get started:

1. The synopsis of the case as contained in Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings

Feel free to use other resources as you see fit.

Post your thoughts here in the "comments", or on your own blog or website (although a link in the comments here would be great, so everyone can follow along). But I  encourage everyone not to simply say: "this is what it is". Rather, look at all of the possibilities, and measure them against each other.

In short, leave the "belief / disbelief" debate behind, and engage in a dialectical conversation, with yourself, and with each other. Challenge yourselves to look for the truth, even if at the end of the day that truth is a simple "I'm not sure" or "I don't know". The point is to embrace the possibilities.

And most of all, have fun with it!


Paul Kimball

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