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Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

From: Nick Humphries <nick@the-den.clara.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 98 11:20:36 BST
Fwd Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:51:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:31:25 -0700
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Geoff Price <Geoff@CalibanMW.com>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Scientists: UFOs Warrant Study

> Good to run into some genuine good news, eh folks?  I hope much
> of this list would be happy to join me in a cheer for Peter
> Sturrock for carrying this torch.

I echo that sentiment - I just wonder if people would be ready to
accept the boards findings if it eventually finds against the

> In other news, I see the war of spin is already on, with Nick
> Humphries using the press release as a springboard for taunting
> ETH proponents on usenet and describing the study as "if
> anything" adding "to the PSH (Psychosocial Hypothesis)". Classy
> job, Nick.

To expand on the five word quote for non-Usenet readers - I found
that since the group found no evidence for the ETH, but that
there was a genuine mystery, then I thought I should warn some of
the more eager newsgroup readers that this isn't the Holy Grail
(scientific backing of the ETH) - not yet anyway. And yes, if
anything, it implies that the PSH has some credence. Call it spin
if you want, but I call it my own interpretation.

(For the record, my opinion on this whole phenomenon is that if
non-human involvement is found, then the ETH is the more likely
explaination (as opposed to alternative dimensions, time
travellers, etc). However, IMHO there's no evidence to support
it, and until then, I could probably be counted as a PSH-er)

Nick Humphries

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