A Very Short Introduction




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x10
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781412064736

About the Book

Ufology: A Very Short Introduction is the result of decades of reading and thinking about flying saucers, extraterrestrials, prehistory, ancient astronauts, megalithic architecture, alien encounters, contactees, abductees, and the government cover up; and, it's the result of years of discussing these topics with friends and students. Ufology should be an academic discipline. Of course, it is not. Instead, ufology is today's most controversial pseudoscience. This is because ufology is actually a young evolving science that has been artificially kept in the realm of pseudoscience. While ufological evidence seems abundant, its content is denied by our government and so ufology is excluded from legitimate academic inquiry. Still, since the historical and testimonial evidence is so ubiquitous and accessible, many outstanding researchers have been able to discover that which appears to be at least a close approximation to the truth about our world and our alien involvements. They have published their findings and their findings are compelling. So, informed by ufology, we are now able to sketch an improved outline of our past and our present, and we can project a little into what may be our future. Ufology: A Very Short Introduction is an introduction to this emerging discipline.

About the Author

Mark Dorio was born during WWII, so he has lived the modern UFO era. He was interested in flying saucers, Martians and Venusians as a kid. As an adolescent he was of the opinion that some sort of extraterrestrial visitors most likely did exist. But it was not until about age 30, after Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods, that he began to form a more coherent amd a more mature understanding of Ufology. Mr. Dorio has spent decades reading about and reflecting on UFOs and related phenomena. And, he has spent years discussing ufology with his friends and students. He is a member of MUFON, VUFORS, and CUFOS. He completed an MA in Mathematics at UCLA in 1982 and he completed an MA in Philosophy at UNT in 2001. Today, Mr. Dorio is a professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Western Nevada Community College. He lives with his wife and their two children in Carson City.