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Re: Sturrock Panel

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 13:41:32 EDT
Fwd Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 13:59:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Sturrock Panel

Dear list,

In reading the recent N.Y. Post Online Editorial, I suddenly
realized that we have not heard from the "skeptical community" at
large yet. I wonder what's taking them so long? I envision Phil
Klass busy digging up as much terra firma on the panel's
scientists as he can find, and contacting various news agencies
and assorted other media, preparing to deliver another broadside
to our subject. I'd wager he senses we have our foot in the door,
and he fancies himself to be running at the other side to close
it. No doubt others of his ilk are preparing to follow suit. Btw,
has anyone else noticed a correlation between skeptics and rapid
or excessive blinking? Just wondering.

I have found myself wondering about the motives of skeptics. Not
the reasonable ones, who enjoy doing real investigative work to
find legitimate explanations for sightings, (which I hope we are
all doing) but the ones who have deemed themselves keepers of the
truth. Since they insist that scientific methodology shows there
are no unexplanable phenomena that could possibly lend themselves
to support of the ETH, one would think they would encourage
analysis to bear this out. And yet, they attack any who would
investigate, whether to prove ETH or even the existence of
unexplainable phenomena. What could possibly motivate such
behavior? Would their hackles relax a bit if we were to
investigate precisely the same phenomena and sightings in the
same manner, yet drop any mention of ETH? Would they be more
comfortable, and perhaps stop altering evidence or attacking
witness testimony as long as we didn't say aliens might possibly
be involved?