This is a brilliant conversation between Richard Dolan and Bill Ryan, covering topics of UFO research, the importance of critical thinking, new age deceptions and so much more.  I found it very inspiring to listen to two highly intelligent, self-reflective, compassionate men who maintain a grounded balance with feet on the ground while they research and question everything.

A few quotes from Dolan, as highlighted by Ryan’s editing at the start of the video:

“People love to lie because it works. That’s why they do it. And, you know, most of the time you’re not going to know…”

“It’s a long road, and so for people jumping in here thinking they’ve got it all figured out, this is what the ancient people called hubris…”

“…because it’s only by getting to the truth that we become better people. You can’t become a better person if you’re lying to yourself all the time and you’re living in falsehood. You only become a better person by learning the truth about yourself and the world you live in — by critiquing yourself — and we can only do that by listening to people who disagree with us…”

I highly recommend listening to the entire conversation as great life wisdom, which can be applied to any field of research or work, is shared by both men. — Kathleen

reposted from Bill Ryan’s AlphaZebra

Part 2: Richard Dolan talks to Bill Ryan: the MUFON Symposium, the Panel, the ‘New Age’, and more

Published on Aug 3, 2017

 

Recorded on 1 August 2017, this is Part 2 of a conversation with Richard Dolan. Part 1 is here, from 6 July:

RICHARD DOLAN TALKS TO BILL RYAN IN DEPTH: COREY GOODE, ANDY BASIAGO, BILL TOMPKINS, MUFON, AND MORE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wMhhQwbyLQc

Sandwiched between was the 2017 MUFON Symposium, which Richard discussed at length in the first video — and reports about in this one.

Richard had been invited to take part in the Panel discussion with Corey Goode, Andrew Basiago, William Tompkins, and Michael Salla. Thousands of people who watched the first video would love to have been flies on the conference room wall…. so this report from Richard is the next best thing. 🙂

In this video, Richard discusses how he feels MUFON made a huge, unanticipated mistake; how most of the attendees were dismayed that MUFON has invited these speakers (‘ALLEGED whistleblowers’ is the term Richard uses), and were thankful that Richard was there to defend proper standards of research and investigation. But he reports that the panel members were able to conduct an in-depth, civil debate, that credited everyone involved.

Richard continues to enlarge on his thoughts about the current state of ufology, the problems and challenges facing researchers, and how best to respond to them.

He adds his strong thoughts about the problems of the New Age movement, and how that mixes with ufology like oil and water…. despite the attempts of some people (and organizations) to somehow Vitamix it all together for a credulous, uncritical, over-accepting audience, all too eager to believe.

Some useful links, referred to in the conversation:

Donna Hare’s testimony:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tEBLmWhx1K0

Douglas Dietrich’s diatribe at Richard in 2012: (must see!)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=r8cDy-fzmOA

James Clarkson’s 22 July blog posts:
SCIENCE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
http://jamesclarksonufo.com/articles-…
WITH REGRET – WHY I MUST LEAVE MUFON COMPLETELY
http://jamesclarksonufo.com/ufo-news/…

Richard’s 16 July article, a few days before the Symposium:
ON COREY, ANDREW, AND THE WHISTLEBLOWERS
http://richarddolanpress.com/single-p…

Richard’s 31 July radio show, the first half hour of which was a preliminary report on the event:
http://avalonlibrary.net/Richard_Dola…

And lastly, the standalone MP3 audio of this video.
http://projectavalon.net/Richard_Dola…

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Richard Dolan contact:
http://RichardDolanPress
— keyholepub@gmail.com

Bill Ryan contact:
http://projectavalon.net/forum4/forum…
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Thanks to everyone ~~ let’s all work together to restore respectability and high standards to this very important field.


Panel Discussion, MUFON Symposium 2017