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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 1998 18:46:27 -0500 (CDT)
Fwd Date: Sun, 07 Jun 1998 21:49:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs


>From: RobIrving@aol.com
>Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 13:48:43 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>> From: "Greg Sandow" <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>>  To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <updates@globalserve.net>
>>  Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs
>>  Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 14:31:11 -0400

<Oh, hell, in my arrogance, snip everybody!>

Let's cut to the chase: Mssrs. Irving, Rimmer, Brookesmith and
other unregenerate-like English types are always asking where, in
essence, are your ten best cases indicative of the ETH. Clark
(Sandow?) and others essentially respond by saying: read the
vast, voluminous literature and surely you will be enlightened
and informed as to your erroneous ways thereby, which is not
necessarily the same thing.

Yes, the British blokes are being both obnoxious and vexing,
aren't they? At the same time, their original question remains
unanswered. So, Jerry and Greg, take but a minute to tell us
which ten cases you would consider most indicative and evidential
of extraterrestrial visitation. That's all; just the ten specific
*cases* that you personally would want to defend in the court of
public (or scientific) opinion. You know, the ones that support
your case. Just ten.

No reference to a body of collective literature allowed. Just ten
cases. Not twenty or thirty, just ten.

Jerry, you've been in the business a lot longer than Greg, so I
would expect you to come up with ten convincing cases suggestive
of the ETH first. Greg, you're next. Ten UFO cases you want to
defend to intellectual death or victory. You're very eloquent
when it comes to theories and generalities, now give us ten
specific cases which you think support an extraterrestrial
interpretation of the UFO phenomenon.

Dennis





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