The Process of Inquiry

Many of the theories in circulation regarding UFOs and non-human intelligence (NHI) are not well considered and reflect incomplete or immature logic, are loaded with logical fallacies and unfounded assumptions or simply reflect a nascent thought process not tested against the evidence or that is, at times, willfully negligent of the evidence.

It is critical that we start thinking in the right way regarding UFOs and Contact. That doesn’t necessarily mean thinking alike, or coming to the same conclusions. It means engaging in a cognitive process by which we can move from speculation to certainty, while remaining grounded in the objective realities of the phenomenon.

Here, I would like to propose a framework for moving through this cognitive process and determining the reality of UFOS and Contact with non-human intelligence.

To further expand on this image:

  1. Entertain the possibilities for a time, but then move on to:
  2. Focus on the more likely probabilities, the ones that are most logical, responsible and evidence-based, and from that:
  3. Make a starting assessment of the phenomenon (don’t worry, its not a final conclusion) and iterate your assessment based on new evidence, until you can:
  4. Formulate a working conclusion (still adaptive to new evidence) with which to:
  5. Take a position on what needs to happen.
  6. Now propose some actions to take
  7. And negotiate with others’ proposed actions in the common interests of the human species, and then:
  8. Work toward the goals you can articulate. Mine are: 1) Reveal the NHI presence: its activity and intent. 2) Encourage a united human response to Contact. 3) Ensure human survival, and advancement

With an understanding of the process of inquiry and where you stand within it, you can begin to see the cognitive process necessary to progress from the early-stage of entertaining possibilities to the later-stage of taking a responsible position and starting to think about action.

This is about how to think, not what to think. It’s not about anyone’s final answer or set of personal conclusions. It is about the process, not the product.

It all begins with moving from possibilities to probabilities and then making a starting assessment that is substantiated by available evidence. This assessment then iterates forward based on further evidence until a “working conclusion” can be made regarding the phenomenon.