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Re: '_Have_ to Believe' Investigating

From: Tony Spurrier <TSpurrier@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 10:54:36 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 15:55:26 -0400
Subject: Re: '_Have_ to Believe' Investigating

>Subject: UFO UpDate: '_Have_ to Believe' Investigating
>From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
>Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 01:58:33 -0400
>To: UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>Any investigator who isn't initially skeptical isn't very mature.
>70%-90% of all initial reports end up identified by reliable

In the case I mentioned I believe at first the others were
sceptical but once they had decided it was real they didn't want
an opposing view point.

>Honestly, I don't want to see "believers" doing investigations.

I personally don't see a problem providing the investigation can
be done objectively. Unfortunately the 'I want to believe' factor
often interferes with that objectivity.

>If someone believes, why investigate, since they know? If one
>doesn't know, that's when one wants to investigate.

Too true. I suppose because most cases are identified as
conventional the lust for a genuine case becomes an obsession.
Again this causes an imbalance in being objective.

Thanks, Tony