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Re: UFOs not worthy of study?

From: Sean Liddle - Quinte-Eco <ecocon@intranet.ca>
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 09:33:05 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 19:52:12 -0400
Subject: Re: UFOs not worthy of study?

>From: Joe Murgia <Ufojoe1@aol.com>
>Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 19:50:48 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: UFOs not worthy of study?

I think some of the more eloquent, detail orientated people on
this list should write a response to this editorial from the N.Y.
Post. Bruce Mac. and Stanton Friedman immediately come to mind
among others.

Okay, here is the problem in a nutshell. Many, many people,
believe in the existance of extraterrestrial life (myself
included). Many, many people believe that _some_ of these ET
lifeforms have the ability to visit earth and have done so
(myself included). Many people (not as many as "many, many")
actually study the phenomenonand believe there is enough
evidence to warrant further investigation and documentation of
results. A few people also tend to believe garbage like
"birthmarks caused by curses". This breaks down the UFO
believers into three groups:

Those that simply believe, those that believe that according to
scientific principles of investigation, the hypothesis of the
existance of UFOs has enough evidence to move it to a theory if
not a fact based belief and finally, the new-agers who believe
anything weird and wonderful so long as it replaces their
Christian belief system.

Why are ufologists not taken seriously by some of the media?
Because we do not separate the truth from fanciful conjecture.
We allow groups that spout "claptrap" and middle ages peasent
nonsense ranging from curses to demons to also represent our
hard researched opinions. We don't tell the media "look, don't
listen to them, they may be saying what we are about the ufo
issue, but they are a bunch of crackpots and are just mouthing
our words".

We need to have pure science and scientific process to be used
to simply prove the existance of ETs and their craft.

We need to avoid the wacky new age fringe beliefs and
concentrate on the main issue: Do Ufos Exist?

We need spokepersons who will simply state the facts and
evidence as it arises, and not in the same breath, just as the
media and neutral public start listening, start yacking on about
fringe topics. Then the media will listen.

sean liddle
Quinte Aerial Phenomenon Research Association

Quinte-Eco Consultants Inc.
P.O. Box 400
R.R. #7 Belleville, Ontario
K8N 4Z7