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Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 07:53:46 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 16:48:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

>Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 01:50:44 -0500
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

>>Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:58:59 -0700 (PDT)
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study>

>I watched it on three seperate news broadcasts here in NY. The
>report was given A-1 'serious news' treatment on all three
>broadcasts. (Two of which are nationally syndicated. ABC World
>News and Report with Peter Jennings and WPIX (Warner Bros.
>Network) Evening News with Jack Caferty. WPIX gave it the most
>air time (3 mins!) and included a brief interview with Prof.
>Peter Sturrock.

The most important thing about this panel event is the press it
has received. The panel really didn't prove anything... the full
report says "no physical evidence" so nothing for physical
scientists to do. The report says no evidence of something
unknown. In other words...nothing there. The big difference is
that Sturrock apparently convinced the unbiased (?) panel to go
along with the idea that there might be something discovered if
investigations of sightings were done and so the press picked up
on the "high side" of the report: "scientists recommend
investigation of UFO sightings."

SO, hats off to Sturrock and the SSE "Team."  EVen if they
couldn't put over the ET hypothesis, they got some good press.