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Re: CE: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 07:16:46 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:04:35 -0400
Subject: Re: CE: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer

>From: RobIrving@aol.com
>Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 21:37:49 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: CE: Open Letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer

Rob, you wrote:

>Like, I hope, many here I find it curious that no-one has addressed
>James Easton's question as to whether such 'evidence' should be
>presented to the Sturrock panel, or derivatives thereof, or just any
>old reputable scientific outfit.

>It's physical enough and one would think that it ought to have been
>recorded properly. What, in your opinion, is the problem? Why has
>it been ignored?

It HAS been recorded properly.

I brought up crop circles to demonstrate the treatment of that
sort of subject by the media. Sadly, there is a correlation
between press coverage and interest by scientists in UFOs and
crop circles. I believe only the independent thinkers pursue
them. The group thinkers hold off until the "group" begins to
change "its" mind. I'm probably oversimplifying things, but
that's the impression I have. The evidence for some crop circles
being of genuinely mysterious origin is there to be seen, and if
it holds any advantages over ufology, they are repeatability and
the physical nature of the phenomenon. Since only circumstantial
evidence links crop circles to UFOs they were not the focus of
the panel. I suspect that if a comprehensive report were given to
the panel without interference by the media, they might just have
a look at it. At the moment however, I'm sure they have enough on
their plate.