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Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: Jeff King <Boroimhe@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 07:44:39 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 07:51:35 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

Greetings all:

>Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:31:48 +0100
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Sean Jones <Tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

To my rather simple ponint, to wit,

>>I'm not sure lots of alien artifacts
>>and bodies are needed to prove the ETH, however. One properly
>>authenticated piece of alien hardware or dead alien and that's
>>it, break out the champagne.

Mr. Jones opines:

>I can only assume that you are innocent in the ways of the world.

>For one person to come forward with any evidence of alien
>hardware or whatever there will be at least ten to say that it is
>fake, falsified or just plain not alien enough.

No Sean, my profession unfortunately keeps me in far too close
touch with the ways of the world.  You seem to have ignored the
point about "properly authenticated."  This would mean, for
example, several reputable independent institutions confirming
that a piece of clearly manufactured material (an I beam say) is
composed of unearthly isotopic ratios or that a humanoid body
has no dicsernable DNA or is based on something other than
carbon.  I'm not taking about some Derrel Sims flunkie saying "I
got the proof but I ain't letting nobody look at it."  Despite
your jaundiced view of his intellectual honesty, even the
fearsome Duke would retreat in the face of such independently
varified evidence.

Now, would disputes arise during the replication process, of
course. That is the way of all new scientific discoveries.
Eventually, if the evidence is strong enough, such ridiculous
things as a round Earth and the theory of relativity are
accepted.   Will some still refuse to accept?-yes. Just because
the Flat Earth Society is going strong, however, doesn't mean I
need to worry about falling off the edge next time I fly to



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