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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: RobIrving@aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 01:54:15 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 07:06:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>  Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 11:38:10 -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

Stanton,

> The problem is that you and Peter constantly ask the wrong
> question (What are UFOs.. as opposed to "Are any UFOs ET
> Spacecraft"). You often make pronouncements not based on
> evidence...

Er, talking of which, I don't think I've ever asked that question -
the former, anyway - and certainly not here.

>  I mention my lectures to professional groups because the
>  responses clearly indicate that they will pay attention to facts
>  and data.

It might have passed over you, but this was exactly my point...
that scientists will pay attention if sufficient evidence is
offered.

So what is it with these 'professionals', Stanton? Why isn't your
message hitting home?

> Have any of you splendid writers done field investigations,
> visited archives, had a security clearance?

Field investigations, yes. Visited archives, yes. Had a security
clearance? It would be disingenuous of me if I wasn't up front in
saying that the only such clearance is to certain media firms and
the Royal Veterinary Hospital, which probably, I'm thinking,
won't interest you.

> Talk is cheap.

Yes, quite. That's kind of my point too.

Rob


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