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The Paradigm Clock

When the extraterrestrial presence about this planet is formally acknowledged by the primary institutions upon which the human race relies, the Paradigm Clock will strike midnight, and a major portion of a world view which has held dominance for thousands of years will be discarded.    This moment, midnight, constitutes a formless line in time and space.  It exists in the minds of human beings and can be crossed in a single day by virtue of a formal announcement from the leaders of nations.  Or it may take months involving a graduated process of disclosure built strategically upon scientific announcements and political events. 

The "pre-paradigm" refers to the years immediately preceding this formal disclosure process.  This period began upon the earth in 1947.  In that year the general public was introduced on a large scale to the presence of vehicles in the skies - and perhaps the remains of one on the ground - vehicles which could not be explained by our science and technology.  Confirmed events during this period move the Paradigm Clock closer to or further away from midnight.   For a compilation of these events, go to the Time Change Chronicle.  

It is the "post-paradigm" - the years immediately following formal disclosure - that is the primary concern of this website.  The extraordinary 50-year citizen science and political movement has thus far been principally about "learning" and "persuading."  It has been a pageant of books, lectures and slide shows - a mixture of thoughtful, privately funded research, hoaxes, misguided zealotry, quasi-religion, and much more.  It was conducted with little assistance from the government, the press, academia or the church.  It was the pure product of a free citizenry and perhaps the finest example of how a constitutional republic can provide the means to overcome extreme intransigence by the state.

It is now time to move on to the "knowing."    But the act of knowing is only the beginning of what is truly important, namely once the human race knows, what will it do, how will it act, how will it incorporate this new world view?   When to begin addressing these matters is before the clock strikes midnight, not after.   Failure to bring resources to bear on the issues of the coming post-paradigm will have consequences.   To err is human, to procrastinate more human.   There is time to become societally proactive, but that time grows short.

The Paradigm Clock was modeled after the "Doomsday Clock" published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.  For more about this, go to Doomsday Clock.

Next go to: Time Change Chronicle

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