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Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 98 22:20:17 PDT
Fwd Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 08:34:50 -0400
Subject: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

> From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
> To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <updates@globalserve.net>
> Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4
> Date: Sat, 4 Jul 1998 13:16:45 -0400

> > Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 19:19:55 -0500 (CDT)
> > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> > From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
> > Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

> There's a danger here that you're using unproved theories to bias your
> thinking. And Jerry Clark is in the same danger, if he cites Swords'
> work in defense of the ETH. In the last analysis, ET visitation is a
> factual matter -- either they're here, or they aren't. Theories can't
> settle that. Only hard data can.


I have NEVER said Swords' paper proves the ETH; I have said only
that it shows the idea is a perfectly respectable scientific
theory like other respectable scientific theories, awaiting
validation or disconfirmation. My quarrel has always been with
those who claim that (1) the notion is ridiculous and (2) those
who hold it suffer from some intellectual or emotional deficiency
which the critic is happy to diagnose.

If I thought UFOs had been proven to be ET spacecraft, I would
call them the latter, not the former. I have repeatedly made the
point you just made. When even you aren't hearing me, I begin to
wonder if I've lost whatever command of words I thought I had.

Jerry Clark