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Skeptic Spooks

From: Max Burns <AlienHype1@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 09:17:19 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 10:19:22 -0400
Subject: Skeptic Spooks


I pulled this off one of the news groups, thought you all might
like a read:

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Subject: The Explanation Of Skeptics (A Disturbing Trend -
         Skeptic/Spooks Interfering With Ufology Newsgroups)
From: Peter Kazlouski <PeteKaz@erols.com>
Date: 7/17/98 12:35 AM GMT
Message-id: <35AE9C52.F17A47C8@erols.com>

THE EXPLANATION OF SKEPTICS (A DISTURBING TREND - SKEPTIC/
SPOOKS INTERFERING WITH UFOLOGY NEWSGROUPS)

Tony Veca wrote:

I would like to thank Huber, Schwartz and Nelson for proving
something to me. You are right the problem isn't that you can't
prove a negative.  But you definitely have a blind spot but not
the one I always thought it was.  That blind spot is called
preconceived notions'. Your unwillingness to consider any
evidence is proof enough that you don't really want to know the
truth. Because if you knew the truth, you would have to change
your preconceived notions.

Thomas Kuhn, in his book 'The Structure of Scientific
Revolutions' he describes the reactions of scientists to new
discoveries and hard it is for them to make changes in their
basic beliefs.

Kuhn noticed that scientists would go to any lengths to deny the
validity of new theories or the need to change their minds.  He
describes the symptoms associated with fundamental change:

     1. Persistent denial
     2. Refusal to consider evidence
     3. Reluctance to criticize old ideas
     4. Slander of new-thinking colleagues
     5. Anger at having to give up cherished dogmas

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Notice how EXACTLY this fits the skeptic/spooks.

And the problem is that the skeptic/spooks are DESPERATELY TRYING
TO PROVE THE NEGATIVE, that is, that ETs don't exist and all the
evidence that they do exist doesn't exist.  In any moderated
forum they would be expelled immediately.
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