Dr. Eric W. Davis, FBIS received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 1991. His fields of specialization include spacecraft exploration of the outer solar system, planetary sciences, relativity theory and cosmology, space mission engineering, and NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics.
He's aware of the public perception -- mostly from skeptics and debunkers -- that no legitimate scientists would ever touch the subject of UFOs.
"They're wrong, naive, stubborn, narrow-minded, afraid and fearful. It's a dirty word and a forbidden topic. Science is about open-minded inquiry. You shouldn't be laughing off people. You should show more deference and respect to them ... Scientists need to get back to using the scientific method to study things that are unknown and unusual, and the UFO subject is one of them."
Eric has authored papers and given recognized presentations on quantum vacuum (zero point energy), traversable wormholes, warp drive and antimatter propulsion physics. He has also been recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for outstanding contributions to national defense and space public policy, and received recognition from the State of Arizona Economic Conversion Council for contributions to commercial conversion of small-medium space and defense businesses in Arizona.
While speaking at the SSE event (see above) during the question and answer session, Dr. Davis was asked whether UFOs had “. . . guided [the] thinking and research” of such speculative matters as warp drive and traversable wormholes.
Dr. Davis responded, “Secretly yes and overtly no.” He explained that because “. . . UFOs don’t have credibility with mainstream academic researchers,” and because policy-makers and funding agencies “. . . don’t like the topic of UFOs,” some members of the group were forced to “. . . consider it under the table.”
...I think I love this guy!