From: John Koopmans <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:45:03 -0800 Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 03:30:03 -0500 Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c > Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 21:42:08 -0600 (CST) > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> > From: Dennis <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c > >From: firstname.lastname@example.org [Cathy Johnson] > >Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 08:45:17 -0800 > >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c > >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> > >>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 09:29:26 +0200 > >>From: Jakes Louw <LOUWJE@telkom.co.za> > >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >>Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c > <snip> > >>Now very possibly, although statistically highly > >>improbably, 4 million US citizens have been > >>abducted. OK. > >Really? I didn't know the estimated number at all. I will keep it > >as a handy reference. Thankyou. > <snip> > >Take care for now, > >Cathy Johnson > Dear Jakes, Cathy, List: > There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever, none, nada, zilch, > that four million Americans have been abducted. There is not even > a credible suggestion of same. It is a complete, total and utter > fiction. (You see, now, Greg et al, why you ought to weigh in on > the negative side on occasion.) > That number comes from something known as the Roper Report, which > is totally without any sort of substantiation whatsoever. It is a > disservice to you personally to give it more than the time of > day, and a greater disservice to the public at large to pass it > around as if it had any meaning at all, let alone as if it were > somehow proved. The number is a total charade and completely > without foundation. > If every ufologist in the world huffed and puffed to their > hearts' content, and then huffed and puffed some more, they might > be able to come up with a thousand abduction cases -- arguably > half of which have never been investigated in any detail or depth > whatsoever, if investigated at all. That is, they've simply been > taken at face value. <Snip> > Dennis Why should your unsubstantiated estimate of 1,000 be taken any more seriously than the Roper Report? If we really want a more reliable estimate, why doesn't MUFON do its own survey?
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