From: bruce maccabee <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 01:08:48 -0400 Fwd Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 20:49:58 -0400 Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs >To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >From: "Jerome Clark" <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs >Date: Wed, 10 Jun 98 12:34:54 PDT <snip> >Bruce Maccabee, a scientist who is open about his UFO interests, >tells some amazing tales of scientism's resistance to even the >most thoroughly documented UFO data in his eye-opening paper >"Still in Default," MUFON 1986 UFO Symposium Proceedings, >131-60. The title, incidentally, harks back to McDonald's >"Science in Default: Twenty-two Years of Inadequate UFO >Investigations," in the Sagan/Page UFOs -- A Scientific Debate, >52-122. Jerry Clark< Dear Jerry, Since you are one of the most astute participants in this field I am not surprised and of course I am pleased, that you mentioned my paper of 12 years ago regarding my efforts to publish in conventional science journals. It seems to me that I emailed a copy of this to Mr. Irving, but perhaps he didn't get it. Regarding Jim McDonald's efforts, he spoke at numerous companies and military bases about UFOs and built up a very public reputation. He also communicated with some of his closest associates in atmospheric physics and weather modification. In 1985 or so, some 12-13 years after his death, I decided to try to contact several of these people McDonald had communiucated with to find out if they had (a) "been convinced" and (b) were still (or ever had been) interested. I actually communicated via letter and phone with several and had lunch with Gordon McDonald (no relation to Jim) and Tom Malone. I brought them up to date. However, they were not interested in pursuing the and apparently still believed it was "beyond the pale" for open "conventional science" investigation.
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