On the Use of ‘UAP’ … and Speaking of Which: The First-in-a-while Academic Conference on the Subject of UAP Studies – …on January 30, 2023 at 4:31 pm THE ANOMALIST

News of the UnWordly | January 30, 2023

On the Use of ‘UAP’ … and Speaking of Which: The First-in-a-while Academic Conference on the Subject of UAP Studies – …on January 30, 2023 at 4:31 pm THE ANOMALIST

Mike Cifone first dwells upon the very term now fashionable for the topic and its actual origins. He then moves to what may be the ultimate stratagem: gathering those who have seriously studied the subject to share their data, and their hypotheses, conjectures, and conclusions—and how the latter arose from the former. Mike discusses the philosophical distinction between what is and how we construe it. Through his journal Limina and upcoming symposium "Foundations, Frontiers and Future Prospects of UAP Studies," he wants to explore such "foundational" aspects behind UAP discourse. Next, Tanner F. Boyle explores the difficulties of dealing with an original experience, especially where that initial event is anomalous and possibly even manufactured, in Gerry Irwin's UFO-Induced Amnesia. Boyle highly recommends David Booher's No Return: The Gerry Irwin Story, UFO Abduction or Covert Operation? (Anomalist Books). Booher gets special praise for first acquiring and presenting the case data and for thoughtfully considering the larger possibilities behind this very strange, even compelling, individual experience. Lastly, Billy Cox says Nice Try, PBS for a made-for-tv dramatization of what an "alien near-contact" might mean for Earth's cultural, intellectual, psychological, and emotional mix. Billy's subtitle "Next time, try dealing with UFOs a little closer to Earth" will likely have readers nodding in reflexive agreement. But there's a deeper level: after digesting Billy's article they might never again regard that piece of broccoli on their dinner plate in quite the same way! (WM)-- Delivered by Feed43 serviceTHE ANOMALIST

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