There's a new review up on Amazon from Randall Sherman of Nevada City, California that we want to pass on. He's also picking up -- as other commentators have -- on the book's approach to not spend time trying to prove that UFOs are real to skeptics but to instead focus on how the world might change after we all know the truth. Here is his comment in full:
This is a terrific book. I'm immensely impressed by the quality of writing, thinking and exploratory nature on a subject that will clearly have a profound impact on our planet in the very near future.
I'm so delighted to read an expose on the subject that simply accepts UFO reality and then moves forward. Long ago I took this position and decided that arguing against skeptics and debunkers was futile and non-productive. After listening to all the noise it was clear that it was no longer useful to try and convince those who cannot accept the overwhelming evidence presented over the last 60 years. It is simply passé in today's discussion among intelligent people.
If you agree even a little bit, then you will find this book tremendously stimulating in terms our future world. Dolan's solid historical credentials and Zabel's terrific story-boarding make a combination that produces a very enlightening book. Just as good is the engaging review of the best evidence concerning background and plausible scenarios. I found myself wanting to rush forward throughout the book, yet needing to take rests in reading to absorb all the implications.
This book utilizes one in one my most favorite exercises of logical discussion, the `thought experiment' which was popular with Einstein and even before with Galileo (it has extended into fields such as philosophy, math, history, political science, economics, law, cognitive psychology and even marketing). Generally, it involves prefactual speculation on possible future outcomes such as "What will be the outcome if event E occurs?" Think tank operatives employ this technique extensively and it has shown to be profitable in business/science (et al) and in this book.
I've often performed my own thought experiment about extra-terrestrial biological entities as to why they would appear in our solar system. As such, it seems entirely plausible that they would search out a habitable and beautiful, resource-rich planet, which unfortunately is occupied by a frequently hostile civilization. Therein the story begins. AD gives consideration to some very thoughtful scenarios that will possibly unfold. What a gift to benefit from the forethought.
Unfortunately, this book will be mainly read by UFO-enthusiasts, yet it deserves wider dissemination. It is a book for all people - researchers, sci-fi thinkers, government secretives, citizens and sociologists who want to be prepared for the next stage of cooperation with our star-neighbors. Forewarned is forearmed. AD is a refreshing wake-up call for those of us in the know and those who want to contemplate the profound implications of such change.
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