Thursday, September 22, 2011
UFOs Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities by John B. Alexander, Ph.D, reviewed by BL Kennedy
UFOs Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities
John B. Alexander, Ph.D
St. Martins Press
The UFO evidence offers a prime example of Alexander’s Law of Appropriate Complexity that states: Every time one believes you fully comprehend your situation in life an entire new order of complexity is encountered. This something else comes along and changes the game. With UFO’s every time is complex. Evaluation of the characteristics of UFOs and related phenomena suggest that the extraterrestrial hypothesis is too narrow, and once again the paradigm shift eludes us.
I don’t think its any secret that I have this thing for UFOs, and this book by John B. Alexander, Ph.D is one of the best books on the history of UFOs that I’ve ever had the opportunity to read. Don’t get me wrong, this is not just some ‘the extraterrestrials are here’ bullshit, this is a well written investigation of a phenomena that has become a myth of conspiracy versus reality. It is just a wonderful 302 page text on a subject that holds a special place in my heart. So, if you’re into the UFO thing, if you wanna know what the real X-Files was about, if you want the balance of a very skeptical I WANT TO BELIEVE, then this book is for you. I highly recommend it. What do you want me to say, four stars or something?