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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: RobIrving@aol.com
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 08:09:47 EDT
Fwd Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 08:21:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 20:28:06 -0300
>From: "Stanton T. Friedman" <fsphys@brunnet.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs


>I think Rob's comments are so much horse manure.

You appear to be referring to the following comments, but your
reply didn't really address why, nor answer the question I

>>With sufficient and clearly presented evidence I can't see much
>>of a problem.  What exactly is the problem, in your opinion? I
>>personally don't accept the line that scientists are too worried
>>about reputation to involve themselves in ufology - that argument
>>doesn't hold water.

I maintain that if the ETH were ever presented in a manner that
didn't rely on anecdotal and bogus documentary evidence, it
wouldn't face the stonewalling from the scientific community
that many imagine.

If such evidence doesn't exist at present, so be it. Keep on
with the quest, but whining that you are not getting the
validation you feel you deserve, or perhaps simply crave, won't
help matters.

Other revolutionary leaps in understanding have successfully
made it to acceptance; Evolution, Relativity, Quantum theory and
others - their main proponents achieving general validation in
their lifetime.

That's not to say that others haven't had problems, or that
there are not good examples of the contrary, but it seems to me
that imagining that some kind of subtle or not so subtle
conspiracy exists to deny your 'truth' is indicative of the
classic descent into paranoia, usually occurring when belief is

So, Stanton, what exactly is the problem in your opinion? Why
can't we read your paper 'Flying Saucers ARE Real' in a science


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