A research study completed in 1974 by the Air Command and Staff College/Air University (Report No. 0450-74. “Should the USAF Reopen Project Blue Book") includes the following rather odd caveat:
Children are being influenced by UFOlogists and “teachers should refrain from giving students credit for school work based on their reading of presently available UFO books and magazine articles…attempt to channel interests to the serious study of astronomy and meteorology…”
Why would the Air Command and Staff College care about who or what was influencing children or care about whether or not teachers were creating homework assignments that allowed student to work with [then] available UFO materials in books and magazines?
Scientific truths should reach children at the proper blossoming stage of consciousness, or the optimal phase of their understanding! It promotes interests in Space, its components, vacuum, matter, antimatter, stars, galaxies,and nebulae etc., apart from unidentified flying objects. A great
incentive to start early to study, physics, astronomy, astrophysics, etc.,
Project Blue Book was an early '50's study of UFO's, wherein the Air Force decided there was nothing anomalous in the sightings. In simple terms, there are no aliens flitting about earth.
Among other things, the ACSC curriculum is designed to "enhance students' abilities to think critically about operational air and space concepts" (wikipedia). "Studying" reports by "UFOologists" and lurid magazine articles about various UFO conspiracies (area 51, maybe) isn't going to promote much in the way of critical thinking about anything.
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