UFO's: Fact or Fiction
I’m writing my science paper presentation on unidentified flying objects, most commonly termed “UFO”. Researching worldwide sightings, beliefs, and statistics, I will try to explain what the common majority of “our” world’s population might believe, or disbelieve on the subject of UFO’s. In this paper, I will also attempt to depict the relative relationship, as well as define the logic of UFO’s, and pseudoscience.
Are we alone? This is a very commonly used question or term, when referring to the subject of unidentified flying objects, or UFO’s. There have been countless stories, articles, and even books written based on this subject, especially since the infamous UFO crashing event in Roswell, NM in 1947. UFO’s can be traced back to ancient times, as far back as Egyptian hieroglyphics, and ancient Mayan tablets for example. There have even been astronomical legends and stories passed down from worldwide cultures like, the Greeks, Tibetan Buddhists, and even Native Americans according to History.com, just to name a few. One fairly recent American event seemed to be the point where people started keeping a closer eye on the skies. With the help of the, then primitive, but rapidly growing media, this possibly undocumented UFO crash or potential government weather balloon blunder potentially kicked off a worldwide UFO phenomenon.
UFO’s, as far as science is concerned, is considered to be pseudoscience. By definition, pseudoscience is: a theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation. This is exactly what UFO’s are, simple because there IS no scientific foundation or proof that they exist. Or is there? What constitutes as “proof” when referring to UFO’s? Have you ever seen anything flying in the sky that you honestly couldn’t identify what it was? Was it a kite, a rogue birthday balloon, a satellite zooming through the night sky, or maybe a man-made unreleased aircraft? Have you...
References: Web Site/TV Show:
www.history.com; Ancient Aliens
The Sciences (6 Edition); James Trefil Robert Hazen
2012 National Geographic poll:
Alberta UFO statistics: http://aufosg.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=16&Itemid=51
Behold a Pale Horse; William Cooper
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