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Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 12:52:17 +0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 11:36:18 -0500
Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:11:46 -0600 (CST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesi

>Friedman, for example, doesn't seem paticularly sold on
>abductions. And I doubt if Hopkins spends much time on cattle
>cuttings. And so on. Ultimately, however, the public perceives us
>as this huge tent or umbrella that encompasses god only knows
>what (or where it ends), but starts with the signature assumption
>that the aliens are among us, here and now, and seemingly in vast

>It's no wonder to me that most scientists don't want to be seen
>even in the immediate vicinity of the tent, let alone caught
>peeping under one of the flaps.

>Part of the problem is that there's no single ringmaster, or
>spokesperson, inside the tent, just a bunch of milling theories
>and assumptions, with fistfights breaking out in the corners, and
>a very small, calm peanut gallery. When the media wants to find a
>critic, they get pointed in the direction of Phil Klass, almost
>without fail. But who do they get pointed to when they want a UFO
>proponent? It can be anyone from John Mack to Courtney Brown to
>Philip Corso to Jim Marrs, depending on the hot topic of the day
>or whoever has the most recent book or video out on the subject.
>If Ruppelt had been at Roswell this past July for the 50th
>anniversary, I suspect he might have been absolutely shocked by
>what he had helped wrought.



I read with care what you said today and I believe there is a
first step in co-ordinating a ufological 'unified front'.

As it is at the moment anyone can read a few books and then call
himself/herself a ufologist. Should there not be some
recognisable 'qualification' or certificate, or something that
would say to others this person *IS* a ufologist? Scientists have
degrees to Proffersors to seperate the early learner to the
emminently qualified. Could we not as a whole community agree on
a course or something to seperate the 'read a few books'
ufologist to the 'twenty-odd years in ufology' ufologist?

Just my tuppence worth.

        Are you a man or a mouse, come on squeek up!
                       Sean Jones
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