Saunders, David
David Saunders was a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado when the Air Force grant was proposed, He was extremely interested in the UFO subject and immediately volunteered to be part of the project team. Saunders was probably somewhat in violation of one of the criteria for project members in that none were supposed to be actively involved with UFO organizations. He was a member of NICAP. Saunders was an expert in statistical analysis and naturally wished to explore mass numbers of cases to see if meaningful patterns would emerge. He viewed such work as the only likely route to getting clear indications that there was intelligence behind the phenomenon, and was therefore a creative way to get around the need for lab-bench quality evidence such as Condon would demand. This approach required bringing in masses of "old cases" which was an element that Condon (and the Air Force) were precisely opposed to. His entire time on the project was therefore a stressor between what he wanted to do, and the attitude of the chief scientist. With hindsight, one could say that Saunders let the UFO community down in one significant way. It was his responsibility primarily to champion the "Case Book" of great old cases, which Bob Low had happily agreed to despite Condon not liking it. This would have produced many anchor points in the final report difficult to deny by nay-sayers. Instead, Saunders focussed himself almost entirely on statistical analysis and no one did the Case Book at all. Thus the final report was severely impoverished. Saunders himself got fired by Condon and his own statistical ideas never made the report either. (Michael Swords)  David R. Saunders & Roger R. Harkins wrote the book, "UFOs? Yes!"[Where the Condon Committee went wrong]. (Fran Ridge)