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Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports

From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:03:39 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:19:41 -0500
Subject: Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports


>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
>Subject: re: UFO UpDate: Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports
>Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 17:24:56 -0800


<selective snipping>

Mark sorry for not writing sooner only I've been a tad busy.

>Back in the investigation, as in famous Sherlock Holmes
>quote, one must eliminate the _possible_ before accepting
>that what remains, no matter how improbable (i.e. UFO
>status) is indeed the truth.

I wonder if Phil Klass ever read any Sherlock Holmes?? <G>

>The case must literally _compel_
>acceptance as a UFO in the face of a considerable and
>warranted focus by the investigator on proving it an IFO.
>When that happens, the resulting case can be considered
>(hopefully) as solid and usable UFO data.
>
>This does not mean that the investigator should be biased
>against the witness or the case. But realistically, the
>investigator must know going in that there is no more
>than a 30% chance that the case is a UFO case. With
>that perspective and drive, the investigator is less likely
>to pack up and go away when the surface of the case
>has been explored, leaving another time bomb for some
>trusting researcher to end up having explode in their
>hands.

>------
>Mark Cashman

I understand exactly what you are saying, it appears that we both
have very similar ideas but use different terminology.

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