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Re: Friedman vs. Krauss Debate

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 12:54:07 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 14:50:53 -0500
Subject: Re: Friedman vs. Krauss Debate

>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Serge Salvaille <sergesa@connectmmic.net>
>Subject: Re: Friedman vs. Krauss Debate
>Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 21:23:24 -0500

>All, and I mean ALL, the 'skeptical' opinions I have ever read
>or heard regarding the reality of UFOs presented one or all of
>the following flaws:

>1. Ignorance of the data at hand;

>2. Deliberate ignorance of the data at hand.

>Can an opinion based on ignorance (deliberate or not) be
>considered objective?


True enough, but you forgot...

3. Deliberate distortion or omission of key data (Klass'
analysis of the Coyne sighting and many, many other examples too
numerous to cite from his work, Menzel's work, Kottmeyer's work,

4. Advancement of a hypothesis without any verifiable evidence
to support it (Exeter was a hoax, Socorro was a hot air balloon,
Gill saw a mirage...)

>Can it be considered scientific?

Of course not.

>Of course, we are not talking here about specific cases, or the
>Strieber show.

No one who saw it could mistake "Confirmation" for science.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -

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