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Re: Sturrock Report

From: John Rimmer <j_rimmer@library.croydon.gov.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 13:33:05 +0100
Fwd Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 09:56:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Sturrock Report

The P.L.A.Driftwood International Conspiracy in Exile is
operating on a borrowed computer at the moment, so I am unable
to quote extracts from previous postings. My apologies.

I am puzzled and not a little irritated by the increasingly
triumphalist attitudes of the ETH proponents to the muted and
entirely reasonable conclusions of the Sturrock Panel. As far as
I can see the only difference between their conclusions and the
Condon Report is that, unlike Condon, Sturrock feels that
science *would* be advanced by further study of the UFO
phenomenon. So do I.

Why Jerry, Bruce Maccabee and the others feel that this is any
sort of endorsement of the ETH is baffling. They say they found
NO EVIDENCE of any extraterrestrial involvement in the cases
they found puzzling. You really cannot be much clearer than
this. Perhaps the real acheivemnt of Sturrock is to come up with
a statement that both Jerry Clark, CSICOP and Magonia can agree
with!

I'm also interested (but have been unable to respond) to the
various threads on John Harney's "ETH Bulletin". He is being
attacked as a hard-nosed skeptic who is just out to debunk any
UFO case, so I wonder why no-one has picked up on his criticisms
of Klass's attempts to debunk the Travis Walton case? Or is it
that abductions are no longer politically-correct with the "hard
evidence", radar/visual crew? Don't forget, there were more
first-hand witnesses to this than most other cases. Just
wondering.

Yours, John Rimmer Magonia (still just about On-Line)
www.magonia.demon.co.uk