A fundamental change may be taking place in the way that science views the UFO phenomenon.
For years, prominent members of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal have issued blanket denials that UFOs were worth scientific study. The National Academy of Sciences is on record as agreeing with this posture.
Leading members of the skeptical group, such as Randall James Zwinge (the Amazing Randi) and Philip Klass, have said that there is no evidence worth considering. The ‘skeptics’ have made this a virtual mantra. It has been crucially responsible for leading science away from the study of the phenomenon, and the media into a posture of denial and ridicule.