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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 23:13:18 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 23:49:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>  Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 17:35:53 -0400
>  From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
>  Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs
>  To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>  >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 jus thought this was worthy of repetition:

>  >The essence of science involves asking the right questions,
>  >maintaining a large gray basket and going after the relevant
>  >data, not in raising theoretical arguments which obscure reality
>  >but waste loads of time.

"As for trying to show that there is such a thing as nature, that
would be ridiculous; it is clear that there are many such natural
beings. To demonstrate what is clear by what is obscure is the
act of a man who cannot distinguish what is self-evident from
what is not. That such a state is possible is plain: one blind
from birth can indeed argue about colors, and such men must needs
talk about words, since they have no knowledge."

   --- Aristotle - Physics II, ch 1

I think this is the same thing, just older. Plus ca change...

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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