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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: John Rimmer <johnr@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 13:26:12 +0100
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 10:07:19 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs
>Date: Mon, 08 Jun 98 22:11:16 PDT

>> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 11:47:57 +0100
>> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>> From: John Rimmer <johnr@magonia.demon.co.uk>
>> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>The only serious testable psychosocial hypothesis, and I admire
>him for having the guts to propose it, was offered by Peter
>Rogerson in the July 1986 issue of Magonia, wherein he predicted,
>"ALL contactees and abductees will be [found to be] fantasy-
>prone personalities. The vast majority of CE3 percipients will
>be CE3s."  As we know now -- actually, have known for a while
>now -- this has not proven to be the case.  Nice try, though,
>Peter, and I don't mean that sarcastically.  Would that your
>colleagues, including John (who proposes an amazingly
>fuzzy claim to a testable hypothesis in his current posting),
>had your courage and precision.

Before we reject Peter's prediction totally, I wonder just how
many abductees _have_ undertaken the necessary psychological
tests to prove that one way or the other?

John Rimmer

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