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Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'

From: RobIrving@aol.com
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:06:36 EDT
Fwd Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:44:58 -0400
Subject: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'

>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: 'She Blinded Me with Science'
>Date: Mon, 13 Jul 98 08:27:55 PDT

Jerry,

>After all, you
>have said Prophecy is about "ufology" on more than one occasion.

I have said there are parallels, which is not the same thing as
being 'about'. These parallels would apply to any area in which
belief flies in the face of evidence.

>Festinger and his co-authors use it as a case study to argue for
>a larger social theory which, alas, proves to be based in part on a
>major misreading of a particular historical episode.

By your own admission you are largely ignorant of this larger
social theory, which was published in detail after WPF. My
complaint here, Jerry, is that you are suggesting that this has
been dismissed when it hasn't. In fact it is alive and well and
the parallels are there for any who care to study it.

Rob