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Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

From: John Koopmans <john.koopmans@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 00:24:39 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 23:56:49 -0500
Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

> From: clark@mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark]
> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 17:43:47 PST
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

> > Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 20:39:56 -0800
> > From: John Koopmans <john.koopmans@sympatico.ca>
> > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> > Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c


> > I might also add that those who have experienced some of the
> > things John Keel talks about and have seen such things as
> > "phantom" UFOs have a lot more respect for Keel's theories than
> > some of the "half-baked" theories some of the so-called UFO
> > scientists put out.

> > There's more to life than science can presently explain.

> > John K.

> John,

> I'm sure few on this list would dispute that.  Certainly
> not I.  It's John Keel's theories that are half-baked,
> not the extraordinary phenomena that happen to
> human beings and that science has yet to explain or
> even address in any meaningful way.  There surely
> is a middle course between the materialist's dogmatic
> rejection and the supernaturalist's naive desire to
> "explain" phenomena via forces and mechanisms
> that the theorist (in this case Keel) can't even prove
> exist.

> Jerry Clark


A very good answer, and I appreciate your open approach to
exploring a middle course towards the more "non-physical" aspects
of the UFO phenomenon. I know you have had a lot of concerns
regarding this side of the phenomenon before, and it is
encouraging to see you start to take a closer look. It will be
difficult, because there are few tools available to traditional
science when it comes to exploring what appears to be contained
forms of energy, or "lesser" forms of matter, guided by some form
of intelligence. Even though Keel might have been "stretching"
his theories, you can appreciate his difficulty with dealing with
this side of the subject. I suppose all pioneers have to start
with a log cabin <G>.

John Koopmans

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