[N.B. My pal and colleague Jose Caravaca sent this for publication here. I was hesitant because I’m getting iffier and iffier about anything related to Robert Bigelow. But Jose told me the Bigelow inserts were used ironically, to make the point of his commentary…so there it is.]
Copyright 2021, Jose Antonio Caravaca
That the multimillionaire Robert Bigelow has invested a lot of time, money and
human resources to investigate the UFO phenomenon has been universally reported.
That his intentions have been genuine is also generally undisputed. That he has been working with specialists, experts, and analysts
from different scientific branches show that he has approached the problem
But it is another thing to be sure that the millions employed for these studies
and the effort of so many years have offered some substantial advance for
ufology. At least they have never made any major discoveries public. It did not
do it in the NIDS (National Institute for Discovery Science. 1995/2004), nor
does it seem that the famous AAWSAP (Advanced Aerospace Weapon Systems
Applications Program. 2007/2011) has achieved it.
What does this mean? Well, either their investigations
have not been well advised to obtain evidence, which would result in a very
poor management of money and personnel, or, on the contrary, we can extract an
important reflection: The UFO phenomenon remains tremendously elusive to any
kind of scientific approach, which would indicate that its nature obeys to
really puzzling parameters for our science.
And the fact that at this point any type of study undertaken to clarify this
paradigm is limited to confirming its existence is evidence of the extreme
complexity of the UFO enigma. Therefore, should we consider that the main
conclusion of all these analyses is that the UFO phenomenon, whatever it may be, is
currently unapproachable by the scientific method?