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Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 11:26:59 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 13:44:39 -0400
Subject: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4
>Date: Sat, 04 Jul 98 22:20:17 PDT

>>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.

Hi, Jerry. I said "if he cites," etc, not that you actually had. I was
bending backwards to be fair. Sorry if I wasn't clear. I should have
said "Jerry would be in the same danger, if he ever cites." The day
you lose your command of words will be a bad day for ufology, but
thankfully it hasn't yet come.

Greg Sandow