Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Need for Metaphysics and Common Sense (in ufology)
In the preliminary stages of change in the study of UFOs, sparked by Paul Kimball, Nick Redfern, and us (among a few others: Moody, CDA, Gilles Fernandez, et al.) there has to be some quiding principles of and for thought.
Mr. Kimball, at his blog -- The Other Side of Truth -- is addressing some of the issues for the new ufology.
And, for our part, we keep the ball rolling with a paper by James Williams that provides an exegesis of Alfred North Whitehead's thoughts on common sense in Process and Realty.
The paper, for those with intellectual stamina, outlines how metaphysics and life can be enhanced by proper thinking and observation.
Click here for Willams' paper (a PDF)
Ufology, a term we hate and hope to see discarded in future, and the study of UFOs need a cataclysmic paradigm shift.
Kimball, Redfern, and the skeptics, Moody, Christopher Allen, Fernandez, along with our small part are at the forefront, we hope, of a major change in how UFOs are discussed, studied, commented on, and viewed by media, academe, science, and the public.
This posting is a small step in that direction.