Making UFOs make sense: Ufology, science, and the history of their mutual mistrust

  title={Making UFOs make sense: Ufology, science, and the history of their mutual mistrust},
  author={Greg A. Eghigian},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={612 - 626}
Reports of unidentified flying objects and alien encounters have sparked amateur research (ufology), government investigations, and popular interest in the subject. Historically, however, scientists have generally greeted the topic with skepticism, most often dismissing ufology as pseudoscience and believers in unidentified flying objects and aliens as irrational or abnormal. Believers, in turn, have expressed doubts about the accuracy of academic science. This study examines the historical… 

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