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A book on the myth of flying objects

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 9 ene 2019, 9:59 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 19 ago 2020, 9:19 ]
CEFAA was present at the release of the book "Los Extraterrestres han muerto".
From right to left: Crystian Sánchez, Daniel Silva, Rodrigo Bravo and Hugo Camus at the release of the book "Los Extraterrestres han muerto".

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Rodrigo Bravo Garrido, the book's author.

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The book's release was in the context of Ñuñoa's XX Book Fair.

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On December 15, the Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena's Director, Hugo Camus Palacios, was one of the speakers at the release of the book "Los Extraterrestres han muerto," written by Chilean Army's Lieutentant Colonel and pilot Rodrigo Bravo Garrido.

The activity took place in the 20th version of Ñuñoa's book fair, when the second edition of the book, a historical-sociological investigation on the phenomenon, was released.

The other speakers were Editorial Digital's manager, Daniel Silva, and psychologist and CEFAA's advisor Crystián Sánchez, in front of a big audience present at Ñuñoa Square, in Santiago. 

CEFAA's Director highlighted the text contribution for conveying in a simple and direct way the seeding, birth and death -according to the author- of the myth of unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrial entities.

Among the aspects covered by Bravo there's a thought on how the science and technology have advanced and how this has given rise to imaginary worlds that attract and entertain many people.

Reality and reason

Following that line of thought, the author comments that the faith in the supernatural is common in the human being and that our brain is born prepared to interpret reality, even when it overcomes sense.

That would be the starting point of the prejudices' birth, because when we believe in something it's much easier to find evidence to sustain a belief that lacks arguments or trustworthy testimonies.

He also says that science fiction is one of the main seeds of the extraterrestrial myth and he mentions people from Johannes Kepler to Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Science and Invention and Amazing Stories magazines, up to Kenneth Arnold and Captain Thomas Mantell in the forties and fifties.

The book summarizes the foundations of the current ufology, analyzing the hypotheses of Government conspiracies and extraterrestrials, also covering contactees and abductions.