Richard Dolan calls the UFO phenomenon AS MASSIVE. Not true.
95% of all UFO sightings are natural phenomena and man-made artifacts.
One thing that Richard Dolan says is however true: the whole
thing is SPECULATION.
Not being a scientific, Richard however tells us that Interstellar
travels and Time Travel are possible
in the future. SPECULATION, of course.
Richard Dolan tells us that he doesn’t think that what he
calls the “Mystery of our times” will be solved.
In an amazing show of naivety, Dolan tells us that the
silence of the government or cover-up (not true,) shows the totalitarianism of it. (He
should not worry. The government wants
us to think that its totalitarianism shows in the presumed UFO problem. In fact
gov. promotes this idea. Richard Dolan helps the government in this. Forget
about drones, Israel aggressions, hunger, espionage, lobbies control, corporate
greed. Think about UFOS…that’s what Governments wants. Thanks Richard Dolan for your “patriotic
collaboration.” Included latter.
But how does Dolan to make UFO trivia look as important from
the political, social and historical view?
: Michael R. Schuyler finds the key:
“ Dolan presents some cases from each year, followed usually
by political events, then an analysis of the UFO story in light of those
events. This is a very workable system because it has the effect of placing
UFOs, the cover-up, and the politics of the day in context with each other.”
What are the sources of our “investigator”? Other books of
course. I wrote several times that ufologists write the same book again and
“He cites Clear Intent forty times in his book, Richard
Hall, 49 times, Timothy Good, 29 times. There’s over ten percent of his
citations right there, from books that are themselves essentially listings of
sightings. The last two do provide references. How much do you want to bet that
Dolan looked at the references at all? If he did, he would have cited the
original sources instead. There is no evidence he ever looked at them. This kind
of reference has the effect of making his book seem more scholarly than it
really is. Although Dolan is widely considered to be an academician without
portfolio, even though he has never held an academic post (or claimed to), the
fact is that this kind of research would never be accepted in academia, where
you would be expected to get to the original material, even if you found it
elsewhere. (Note: There are over 1,000 footnotes altogether.) What Dolan has essentially
done is summarize sightings reported and summarized by other authors, condensed
them a bit, paraphrased the originals (or not, often using the original
phrasing verbatim), then woven in some contemporary history surrounded by
conspiracy theory. This is a daunting task by itself, but it isn’t exactly
original research. They are summaries of summaries with no access to original sources.
You might get away with that at a junior college, where their libraries often
do not have the original journals on hand, but you’d never get away with that
in graduate Page: 5 school where abstracts and summaries are intended to lead
you to the source—not become the source themselves. ‘’
Of course, as usual in Ufology, Dolan finds agents
everywhere. Points to some of them without giving evidences most of the times.
In fact, UFO and aliens are the background of the big conspiracies. Richard
Dolan is not different to the other
I suggest reading the British Magonia literary critic of
disturbing aspect of the book is the impression given by the author that he
regards one source as being as good as another. ‘’