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Michael Clark, Ph.D.


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Human beings almost always interpret reality. Even with so-called paranormal or spiritual experiences, an interpretive process usually follows.

With this in mind, I'm interested in how the alleged experience of UFOs and Aliens affects human beings.

I'm not a debunker of UFOs and Aliens nor a blind believer. If you're looking for statistics, a verification or refutation of popular cases in the media or historical answers, please ask another expert. But if you're seeking a psychological, cultural and spiritual analysis of the belief in UFOs and Aliens, I can most likely be of assistance.

Experience in the area

Well, no I haven't been on a space ship and I have not seen an ET. But I've been interested in the idea for a long time.


Print Media:
My table from "Religions and Cults" at earthpages.org is reproduced with permission in L. Lindsey, S. Beach and B. Ravelli, Core Concepts in Sociology, 2nd ed., p. 157

World Wide Web:
My online article "Letter to God" coauthored with Buddhist monk, E. Raymond Rock, appears on several different spirituality-based websites, including http://tinyurl.com/db7a5o

I've interviewed, as a Christian, a self-proclaimed mystic: http://tinyurl.com/cawykr

My articles appeared at the former New View magazine nuvunow.ca and are published at earthpages.org.


Ph.D. in Religious Studies
M.A. in Comparative Religion
B.A. Hon. in Psychology/Sociology
For more info, please see my CV and letters of recommendation and my blog at michaelwclark.com.

What do you like about this subject?

It stretches the imagination.

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Recent Answers from Michael Clark, Ph.D.

2015-08-28 check the image:

That's pretty cool. But I don't know what it is. The little stream behind it, to the left, suggests some kind of space-time distortion or something of that nature. Critics would just say it's a Photoshop

2015-03-09 Question about aliens:

Hi Grace, I'm not sure they exist. I'm more interested in how some people *interpret* certain forces or events in such a way so as to believe in the reality of ETs. I hope that makes sense.    I recently

2015-02-20 I have a question.:

Carly, I'll be honest. I'd love to help but I don't think my reasons for believing that ETs could exist would cut it for a grade 9 English class. So let me refer you to a couple of more general pieces

2014-11-21 question:

Hi, I'm frightfully busy right now and feel it would be hard to line up a good time. But you can ask me questions thru email (here) and I'll see if I can answer. It all depends on your focus... what you're

2014-03-21 Student Questions:

1. Can aliens breathe our oxygen?     Some people believe they can. Others wonder if maybe they would come from a planet where the people didn't breathe air, but some other kind of gas.    2. What species


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