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Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 01:50:44 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 06:23:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

>Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 17:58:59 -0700 (PDT)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

>>Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 09:01:01 -0700
>>From: Terry Blanton <commengr@bellsouth.net>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study


>> Embargoed until June 29, 1998

>>David Salisbury, Science Writer, Stanford University News
>>Service, phone: 650-725-1944


>>Marsha Sims, Executive Editor, Journal of Scientific
>>Exploration, phone: 650-593-8581, fax: 650-595-4466


>>Prof. Peter Sturrock, workshop director, phone: 650-723-1438

>>Prof. Von R. Eshleman, panel co-chair, phone:  650-723-3531

>>Dr. Thomas Holzer, panel co-chair, phone:  303-397-1567

>>Scientific panel concludes some UFO evidence worthy of study

>>Stanford, CA, June 29, 1998 --- In the first independent review
>>of UFO phenomena since 1970, a panel of scientists has concluded
>>that some sightings are accompanied by physical evidence that
>>deserves scientific study. But the panel was not convinced that
>>any of this evidence points to a violation of known natural laws
>>or the involvement of an extraterrestrial intelligence.

Jim writes:

>The conclusions of this panel are cause for a small celebration,
>I think. Although they are couched in very cautious words,. . .

I watched it on three seperate news broadcasts here in NY. The
report was given A-1 'serious news' treatment on all three
broadcasts. (Two of which are nationally syndicated. ABC World
News and Report with Peter Jennings and WPIX (Warner Bros.
Network) Evening News with Jack Caferty. WPIX gave it the most
air time (3 mins!) and included a brief interview with Prof.
Peter Sturrock.

One of the comments that I found especially interesting came
from Prof. Sturrock. He gave a short list of things that they
considered "evidence," and among them was photographic and
videotaped material! The only qualifier (if it could be
considered that) was that he stated that modern analysis
techniques allow them to make good determinations as to the
authenticity of a given photo or tape. I found the fact that pix
and vid's were
included on his short list as encouraging as the panels findings.

> But of course members of CSICOP and other debunker-types
>will attack the panel and its conclusions strenuously, as usual.

Yeah Jim, but at least this time they are argueing with Ph.D's
and scientists. Those are the very guys they claim to defend and
represent. It'll be like watching the Pope go to war with/
against God!

They are rapidly losing the 'string' in their legs and soon
those 'legs' that they stand on will not be able to hold them
up. My deepest prayer is that the courage shown by the academic
members of this panel opens a floodgate and allows others in the
academic community to take this subject on seriously.

As far as I'm concerned the "Ice" has been officially broken! It
is cause for (minor) celebration. Although I'm still holding my,
"I told you so" in abeyance for a short while. <VBG>

Mr Klasses 'crow sandwich' sits in my freezer awaiting the
day it gets served.

Gettin there slowly but surely!

John Velez ;-)

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