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Flying Saucers and Science is a comprehensive look at the scientific data on the flying saucer phenomenon. Nuclear physicist and lecturer Stanton T. Friedman has distilled more than 40 years of research on UFOs, and shares his work on a wide variety of classified advanced nuclear and space systems. He answers a number of physics questions in layman's terms, and establishes that travel to nearby stars is within reach without violating the laws ...
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Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs: Interstellar Travel, Crashes, and Government Cover-Ups

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Overview

Flying Saucers and Science is a comprehensive look at the scientific data on the flying saucer phenomenon. Nuclear physicist and lecturer Stanton T. Friedman has distilled more than 40 years of research on UFOs, and shares his work on a wide variety of classified advanced nuclear and space systems. He answers a number of physics questions in layman's terms, and establishes that travel to nearby stars is within reach without violating the laws of physics.

Photographs of little known, far-out advanced propulsion systems, on some of which he worked, are included. Friedman also presents data demonstrating the ability to withstand high accelerations with some surprising results. He clearly shows that government policy on this subject has been to provide false, misleading claims and disinformation, and establishes that the subject truly represents a Cosmic Watergate.

Flying Saucers and Science presents intriguing data from a number of large-scale scientific UFO studies that almost no one, especially the noisy negativists, has discussed in detail. It deals with a host of "why" questions such, as reasons for the cover-up, reasons for aliens to come to Earth, and reasons for not landing on the White House lawn. Friedman unveils the SETI program, and details the antipathy of science-fiction writers to UFOs and other mysteries of the saucer conundrum. False notions about those who believe in the reality of alien visitors and the adequacy of coverage by the journalistic and scientific communities are reviewed.

In this book you'll discover:
• What type of energy and technologies could provide travel between the stars.
• The most likely locations in theuniverse where aliens come from. • Why the aliens are here.
• Who believes in the flying saucer phenomenon.
• The government's motives to cover-up.

Readers of Flying Saucers and Science will never feel the same about UFOs again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630117
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 338,502
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanton T. Friedman has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Chicago. He has lectured on "Flying Saucers ARE Real!" to more than 700 college and professional audiences in 50 states, 9 provinces, and 16 other countries, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including CBS Sunday Morning, Larry King Live, Nightline, and Unsolved Mysteries. Friedman has worked on classified, advanced technology programs for such companies as GE, GM, and Westinghouse. He has done research at 20 government document archives, authored TOP SECRET/MAJIC about Operation Majestic 12, and coauthored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. He was the original civilian investigator of that very important event, and also coauthored Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience with Kathleen Marden, Betty Hill's niece.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2008

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    Simply put: Flying Saucers and Science answers all the big questions pertaining to the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects. If you are skeptical of the subject of UFOs and the hypothesis of extraterrestrial origin, or find the very idea of such visitation to be irrational, this is a book for you. UFO researcher/lecturer and former Nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman effectively establishes the reality of UFOs by referencing several large scale scientific studies and declassified government documents that point invariably to the likely hypothesis that some UFOs may indeed be extraterrestrial spacecraft. 'As hard as that is to believe' In addition, Mr. Friedman effectively demolishes dismissive arguments put forth by the skeptical community against UFO reality from well respected scientists, such as the SETI specialists, to famous science fiction writers, such as Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova, and Arthur C. Clarke. A common argument in Ufology is that you can't get here from there. That travel between stars is simply science fiction. Skeptics often argue: 'The distances between stars are simply too vast for interstellar travel to be a reality.' 'The Voyager probe would take 70,000 years to reach the nearest star.' 'Energy requirements for such a voyage would be astronomical.' 'Even traveling to the nearest star at the speed of light would take more than 4 years.' (A common misconception that is addressed) Friedman thinks otherwise. An entire chapter is devoted to the feasibility of interstellar travel with a strict adherence to the laws of physics. Friedman effectively demonstrates, in layman's terms, that star travel is by no means science fiction, but a very real possibility -- without faster than light travel. Another common misconception Friedman corrected is that of public opinion. It is often assumed that most people don't believe in UFOs, and most scientists certainly don't believe in them. Friedman shows that statistics garnered through public polls indicate a correlation to belief in UFOs and higher education and uses charts to help illustrate these results. Additionally, Friedman cites a poll taken by Industrial Research and Development Magazine, which was a controlled circulation monthly publication going to about 100,000 people involved in research and development activities, in 1971 and 1979 that shows equally startling results. As alluded to earlier, a large volume of commonly asked questions are addressed throughout the book. From common technical questions such as, 'Why do the flight characteristics of UFOs appear to violate the laws of physics?' 'They don't', or 'Why don't some UFOs produce a sonic boom while clearly traveling at supersonic speed?', or 'How would aliens even find us?' to philosophical questions such as, 'Why would alien visitors choose not to make contact?', 'Why would aliens come to Earth?', and of course 'Why the cover-up?' If you have a question you need answered, there's a pretty good chance you will find it in this book. Rounding out Flying Saucers and Science was a wonderful final chapter describing to the apathetic why the study of UFOs matters. Negatives: -- Although the bibliography is rather helpful, it would have been even more helpful if each chapter was footnoted. This would make it easier to verify particular statements as you go. However, Friedman does do a good job of providing website links and other references in parentheses as he goes along to help the curious verify claims or investigate further. -- Very few individual cases are discussed, unlike most UFO books on the market. This may be a huge turn-off to many, so I am making it known right now. Friedman does, however, list several sources upon which you can find a collection of quality cases. -- Those who have attended Friedman's lectures, read many of his articles, and/or frequented his website may find much of the material to be very familiar. However, Friedm

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Interesting and compelling information from a former nuclear physicist.

    The book is compelling becouse the author was a top secret government employee working on nuclear propulsion technology. One would assume that if these things being seen are government craft, he would have known of at least one or worked on one.

    It was very interesting for anyone having the slightest interest in the subject. If you watch History Channels UFO Hunter, you'll like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2009

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    Stanton Friedman has authored another wonderul book.

    His research and expertise are on constant display as you read this book. He makes it it crystal clear that the american people have been totally misled and actually lied to by our government on the subject of unidentified flying craft and the reality that UFO's not only exist, but have been frequent visitors to our planet for many years. I do not see how any UFO skeptic can come away from this book still doubting the reality of extraterrestrial visitations. This is a book that captures and holds your interest, and leaves you wanting more reaal information on the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Interesting but...

    This book points out that dismissing data is not scientific, whether the subject is UFO’s or not. I agree. The rest of the book is spent on attacking skeptics, which IMO in the internet era are probably pretty annoying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Very insightful

    Insight, common sense, and years of actual credible scientific study make Stan Friedman the go-to guy for anything ufology"

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