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Re: Popular Mechanics/Popular Science & UFOs

From: Al Baier <baiera@meau.mea.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 13:18:36 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 19:01:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Popular Mechanics/Popular Science & UFOs


>Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 01:19:45 -0700
>From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Popular Mechanics/Popular Science and UFOs.

> I agree. My 2-cents worth is this.

> Anyone who wants a quick-and-dirty gauge of the PS/PM readership
> should look at the classified ads at the back.

> I don't have a copy handy, but remember jewels like " Elijah
> coming before Christ", endless get-righ-quick schemes, "train to
> be a locksmith" etc. I'm sure you can find even better ones!

> PM is not exactly the IUR, and PS is no Scientific American.

> If there is any benefit to this, it might be a slight rise in
> public 'UFO consciousness'; the perception that there may indeed
> be an issue worth discussion, even by everyday working Joes who
> would otherwise not give UFOs a thought.


Larry and list:

I must take exception to your characterization of Popular
Science, by associating it with Popular Mechanics. They are very
different magazines.

PS has a long and distinguished history of science reporting for
the layman. One of the best articles on Area 51 ever printed
anywhere appeared in PS a few years ago.

PM, on the other hand, has been justly criticized for its
UFO-related articles.

I've read PS, PM, and Scientific American for 40 years. Believe
me, if or, when UFOs, ETs etc. are proven fact, you won't read it
in SA first.

Best Regards,
Al



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