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Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by falkor » Sun May 02, 2010 3:57 pm

By John Dodge | Apr 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

Could a bachelor of science in UFOs be in your future? If an anthropology professor from western New York has his way, you could have that option. By the way, UFOs stands for unidentified flying objects.

In an interview in the Buffalo News, professor Philip Haseley of Niagara County Community College is dead serious and why the hell not:

“It happens to millions of people [around the world],” he said in the Buffalo News article. “It’s about time we looked into this as a worthy area of study. It’s important that the whole subject be brought out in the open and investigated.”

In Googling UFOs, New York State appears to be something of a hotbed of UFO interest. There’s Hasely’s group, the Western New York Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) as well as nyufo.com to fire the passions of the Empire State’s UFOers. MUFON is a nationwide network of chapters and western New York appears to be one of them.

Some might argue that UFOs hardly qualify as pure science, but if college curriculum designers held to that notion, religion and philosophy courses would have to jettisoned. In short, Haseley’s support for college study of UFO shouldn’t be controversial.

Rather, it just should be and could help scientifically explain sightings and rule out the false positives. Maybe, they’re all false positives! We won’t know until we look them scientifically.

We’ve been sending radio signals into space for years and so far, no intelligent being near as we can tell has pinged us back. That’s according to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) whose mission is to reach out to whatever intelligent life might be out there. From SETI’s about page:

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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by DarkKnight » Tue May 18, 2010 12:31 pm

I would love to take a course in UFO's :mrgreen:
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Post by mj12cz » Tue May 18, 2010 8:01 pm

DarkKnight wrote:I would love to take a course in UFO's :mrgreen:

I would be happy to teach it!

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Post by DarkKnight » Tue May 18, 2010 8:03 pm

mj12cz wrote:
DarkKnight wrote:I would love to take a course in UFO's :mrgreen:

I would be happy to teach it!

I could be a lecturer in all things paranormal 8-)
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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by mj12cz » Tue May 18, 2010 8:07 pm

Sounds like DK we need to set up out own Uni!

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Post by DarkKnight » Tue May 18, 2010 8:09 pm

mj12cz wrote:Sounds like DK we need to set up out own Uni!

Lets do it !

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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by falkor » Thu May 20, 2010 9:51 am

hehe but don't forget Universities are like Rolls Royces for sapping money

they are bottomless pits for cash and who cares where it comes from? it still tots up right?

in fact students leave University with an average student loan now outstanding of TWENTY GRAND

and according to a recent LBC programme on this very subject, this will DOUBLE to an eye watering FORTY GRAND in the next few years because of cuts

yes indeed

in the future, your average uni student will leave with their honours degree in one hand - and in the other a bank balance of minus FORTY GRAND

sounds insane? sadly, this is true :o

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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by DarkKnight » Sat May 22, 2010 6:24 pm

Your spot on there Falkor, it doesn't make Mathematical sense.
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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by dave3974 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:35 pm

it will hardly equip them for employment will it ----yet another useless degree

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Re: Colleges should embrace UFOs as a field of study

Post by playthefool » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:06 pm

dave3974 wrote:it will hardly equip them for employment will it ----yet another useless degree
With an anthopology degree or a cultural one you can't as well get a job...
or maybe teacher in college :D
Moreover, I am sure alien specialists could find a job in the CIA or as actor in sciance fiction!

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