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Re: Prometheus Skeptic's Books Available

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:42:51 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:03:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Prometheus Skeptic's Books Available

>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 00:16:10 -0800
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>From: campbell@ufomind.com (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas)
>Subject: Prometheus Skeptic's Books Available

>As a known government agent and aspiring Man in Black, I feel an
>obligation to support the work of my fellow operatives. Thus, I
>have just accepted a clandestine shipment from Prometheus Books,
>mouthpiece of the Buffalo Cabal. Among them are a number of
>amusing and well-written works of skepticism. They are all a bit
>pricey but are worth the cost if you have been attracted to any
>of the cases they discuss.  Below are a few that I have reviewed
>so far.

>All reviews are my own.  These books are available from our
>Research Center by phone (702-729-2648) or on-line shopping cart.
>See more at the given URL.

<snip>

>UFOS: THE PUBLIC DECEIVED
>By Philip Klass, $19.95, http://www.ufomind.com/catalog/k/klassufo/

>Our favorite misanthrope tackles the belief that UFOs are being
>covered up by the highest levels of the U.S. government. Klass
>analyses dozens of popular claims prior to this book's 1983
>publication date, including the Travis Walton case, classified
>CIA documents, UFOs over SAC bases and many alleged aircraft/UFO
>encounters. Not surprisingly, Klass finds only fraud, fantasy and
>misperception. Klass is an impassioned disbeliever - a religious
>zealot of ufology's far right - and all of his writings and
>investigations are colored by this ideology. He makes many of the
>same mistakes of reasoning as the true believers - inferring the
>whole from one detail, for instance, or liberally inserting his
>own speculation where facts are lacking - but unlike the
>believers, Klass also conducts solid research on occasion, and he
>has dug up devastating information on many seemingly plausible
>UFO claims. Unfortunately this book suffers from a lack of
>footnotes or a bibliography, but most of those references can be
>found in "pro-UFO" books like "The UFO Cover-Up," which examines
>many of the same cases. Whenever reviewing an historical UFO
>case, it is important to seek Klass's analysis to read the worst
>that anyone can say about it. If the case holds up after a "Klass
>attack," then it might be something worth pursuing.

Regarding this 1983 book by Phil Klass...the title is
appropriately chosen, but not for the reason Klass would think.
He cleverly  DECEIVED THE public with some of his explanations. I
can UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVE that his explanation for one of the
portions of the New Zealand sighting film (New Zealand sghtings
of Dec. 31, 1978 -- made international news) violates physics.
Furthermore I can prove that I demonstrated to him why it was
wrong a year or more before he wrote his book.  Yet, he went
ahead and used his "explanation" anyway, writing as if anyone who
questioned his explanation just didn't understand!!! Also, he
tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the reader in his
discussion of the Aug. 1980 Police Officer Johnson (Warren,
Minnesota) police car damage case. Klass says in this book that
98% of sightings are misidentifications and 2% (give or take) are
hoaxes.   WHAT A CROCK!!! (This is also the book where he takes
on Travis Walton and crew.)


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