Unidentified Phenomena, Being Human, Taking Reality As-Is

Collage: All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) landing page (https://www.aaro.mil/) and AARO UAP Reporting Trends 1996-2023 (https://science.nasa.gov/science-red/s3fs-public/atoms/files/Sean%20Kirkpatrick%20-%201100am%20to%201130am.pdf ). (September 28, 2023).

NASA's "UAP Independent Study Team Report" used the words stigma, destigmatize, or destigmatizing about a dozen times. At 31 mostly-text pages, that works out to one of those words every two and a half pages.

That's nowhere near the frequency I've seen for terms like "communist threat" or "climate change" in fevered philippics, but it was enough to get my attention.

Particularly since I'm both a nerd and a convert to Catholicism.

That's given me opportunities for experiencing scorn and/or bemused puzzlement: along the lines of 'how can you believe in that stuff'; or 'well, I don't believe in...'.

Oh, boy. Before getting around to perceived existential threats and B movie space monsters, I'd better talk about "believe in".

More at A Catholic Citizen in America.

(UAPs and UFOs. Beliefs, assumptions, and science fiction movies of the 1950s. Extraterrestrial intelligence as a perceived existential threat.)


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