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Re: Fast Walker

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 23:43:05 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 02:14:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Fast Walker

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

I must confess a certain level of surprise at the lack of cases
discussed here. "Fast Walker" is a good example. A military
satellite detects a hot object approaching from space, watches
it pass within ten miles, and then sees it depart back into
space. Some questions present themselves here: First, if the
object came from space, why was it hot? Second, how was it's
trajectory changed? It was not interacting with earth's
atmosphere, on that I think we can all agree, given the distance
from the satellite. I suppose Phil Klass would say that the
satellite saw Venus, while being bumped by a piece of meteoric
dust giving the planet the illusion of motion. If Carl Sagan
were here, he might say the satellite was merely seeing the
modern equivalent to fairies or leprechauns, due to some deeply
rooted desire for there to be "more to life than a boring
orbit". The nice thing about this case is that the satellite
made a wonderfully inpartial and accurate observer. It simply
called it as it saw it, and we are left to interpret the event.

It seems to me that the discussion about Occam's Razor is moot.
It has become subjective to each party, and therefore rendered
dull. What is the point of discussing it if you all have
different interpretations of it? As long as data is collected
scientifically, you don't need the Razor. The truth is the
truth, and if UFO investigators and skeptics alike are HONEST in
their work, the truth will be arrived at sooner or later,
hypotheses or no. I submit that absolutely NOTHING can be done
about guys like Phil Klass. Nothing will ever change their
minds, not even a sighting of their own. The energy wasted on
them could, in my opinion, be better spent on research, and
public relations campaigns. Most popular poles in the US
indicate that at least half of the citizens believe UFOs exist.
That isn't bad. If it's more scientists you want, then take the
offensive. Don't let guys like Phil have the last word all the
time. Inform the public, make commercials telling folks about
sightings in their area, with phone numbers or other ways to get
in touch with researchers. Give the skeptics a real run for
their money! As long as broad statements are being made about
the UFO phenomenon, skeptics are happy. This saves them from the
unpleasant task of analyzing each case for its individual
merits. It's time to publicly force the skeptics to deal with
the best quality sightings, not "distant lights". Don't let them
get away with that anymore, guys!

Greg St. Pierre

PS....please visit the website of Dr. Bruce Cornet, PhD for
scientific analysis of his many sightings and pictures of UFOs
in Pine Bush NY.

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