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Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 23:21:40 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 13:15:42 -0400
Subject: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'


>From: RobIrving@aol.com
>Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 22:45:22 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'

>> To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>> From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'
>> Date: Sun, 28 Jun 98 13:36:18 PDT

>Jerry,

>Despite your attempts to suggest otherwise, many of the points
>I've made to Sean do not oppose the idea that "myopic
>conventionalism" <my words> slows down progress. I don't see why
>science would be different from any other human activity.>

<snip>

Rob, you say you don't accept the ETH.  Fine.  The first question
to answer is this :  is there any case which you would accept as
unexplainable in terms of known phenomena, said phenomena being
generally characterized as either misidentification (of mundane
natural or manmade phenomena or devices), mental phenomena (e.g.,
delusions, "will to believe" overpowering rationalism,
daydreaming, hypnopompic/gogic, "old hag," etc.) or outright
hoaxes.

If there is no such case then I presume that you can offer an
explanation for each sighting case that can be presented to
you... and I don't mean a "garbage" explanation that falls apart
upon analysis, I mean an explanation that withstands analysis in
light of the available information on any sighting.

On the other hand, if you can suggest a case which is truly
puzzling to you, perhaps we can discuss it on this list and
arrive at some conclusion as to how it might be explained or if
it truly seems unexplainable.

If you can think of no sighting that would be unexplainable,
perhaps I can suggest one or more to discuss... to see if you can
explain.