If in Doubt, Blame the Aliens!: A New Scientific Analysis of UFO Sightings, Alleged Alien Abductions, Animal Mutilations and Crop Circles

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iUniverse, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
In industry, production problems cost money. Inferior product is a waste of production time and raw materials. Hence industry has developed a number of tools to aid rapid troubleshooting and improve data analysis. In this book I shall be using such techniques for the first time to investigate the unexplained phenomena of UFO sightings, alleged alien abductions, animal mutilations and crop circle formation. Essentially the overall characteristics of the phenomena will be determined using appropriate statistical techniques and then an established problem-solving technique will be used to ascertain the most likely explanations for each effect. This is a radically different approach to the case-by-case methodology traditionally used in studies of these phenomena.What are the best explanations that we obtain when we apply techniques used to analyse the Apollo XIII problems to unexplained phenomena? What is the probability that aliens really are to blame?

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Howarth is trained as a chemist and has worked on the aggregation kinetics of colloidal particles, rheology of clay dispersions and fracture mechanics of dental cements at university. He has since worked in industry on ceramics, aluminium industry wastes, inks and coatings for ink-jet printers and fabrics among other things.

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