Exobiology Information Navigator
What is Exobiology?
Exobiology is the branch of Science that deals with the possibility and likely nature of life on other planets or in space. Astrobiology is a sister science. Marc Kaufman's Many Worlds web site (shown below) is a good overview and introduction to Exobiology and the study of exoplanets.
NASA's Official Web Site
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What is Astrobiology?
Astrobiology is the study of extraterrestrial life and the conditions necessary on other planets for it to exist.
What is SETI?
SETI is the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
UFOs • UAOs • UAPs
What are UFOs, UAOs and UAPs?
The term UFO simply refers to an Unidentified Flying Object. If it's flying, and you can't identify it, it's a real "UFO." The other more modern terms, especially being pushed today by social media, are Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon and Unidentified Aerial Objects.
It is important to remember that just because something is unidentified, it does not automagically mean that it is extraterrestrial in origin. Too many people do not make this distinction.
What is UFOlogy?
UFOlogy is the scientific study of UFO data.
What is UFOOLogy?
UFOOLogy is when one makes statements or conclusions about UFOs which are not deriavble from the data.
What is a Debunker?
The word "Debunk" simply means to separate facts from "bunk" or nonsense. Put another way, debunking means to separate fact from fiction. The prefix "de" is used in many words, like "decaffinated." Decaffinated coffee has no caffeine. In the same way, when one DEBUNKS a case or claim, the facts have been separated from the fiction. Debunking is a good thing.
Only in the twisted world of UFOOLogy (which runs rampant on the Internet) is a Debunker or Debunking considered to be invalid or that one has a "closed mind."
When you discuss the subject of UFOs with anyone, pay attention to how they use the word "Debunker" in their conversations. Ask them or bring up the subject if it is not clear to you. Once you see how they use this term, you will have more accurate cntext.
This inexcusable twisting of this word, still persists today. This was started by UFO researcher Stanton Friedman in the 1970s, millions of people ape him today, not thinking critically about what this word really means. Friedman always claimed and accused "Debunkers" as being people who were "don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up" types.
In REALITY, which is the only thing that matters, the very definition of the word Debunking is to separate fact from fiction, whcih is always and only, the right thing to do.
What is Astronomy?
Astronomy is the scientific study of the Universe, meaning the stars, galaxies, anything celestial beyond Earth. Within Astronomy are many disciplies or sister sciences.