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Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:40:47 -0300
Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 21:04:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

>From: Brian Straight <brians@mdbs.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?
>Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 09:35:58 -0500

>>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:55:58 -0300
>>From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

>>>From: Brian Straight <brians@mdbs.com>
>>>To: <updates@globalserve.net>
>>>Subject: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?
>>>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 09:46:58 -0500

>>>Forwarded from the SETI maillist FYI

>>>Were Kenneth Arnold's UFOs Actually Meteor-Fireballs?

>>>>From Skeptics' UFO Newsletter #46: July 1997


>>It's amazing how someone
>>can run off 600 or 700 words on pure nonsense without seeing
>>themselves how foolish it is. Meteors flying horizontally for
>>long periods of time, weaving in and out of mountains.

>>Where do some of these rocket scientists come from? Come on
>>Phil. Jesus did you ever read the reports? Do you know even a
>>tiny amount about the behaviour of meteors? And this was on the
>>SETI List?!!

>Couldn't agree more, Don.

>My own position on UFOs is that we need to do better science.
>The above example isn't. What really annoys me is that the
>promulgators of this stuff are the same people who chant the
>"Occam's Razor" mantra at every opportunity.

>I don't know what Arnold saw that day, but to say he saw meteors
>is about as pathetic an excuse for science as I've ever seen.


Agreed. With an approximate time of 2.5 to 4 seconds from top of
atmosphere to ground level for a meteor's travel, how can anyone
in that field even consider meteors? How does something like
this get in a SETI journal?



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