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Max Burns BUFORA Lecture

From: Stephen Gamble <el82@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 17:54:40 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 02:41:44 -0400
Subject: Max Burns BUFORA Lecture

Possibly as a result of some of Max's postings, people are under
the impression that BUFORA is championing Max's cause.

This is not true.

Max says that he has alternative explanations to Dave Clarke for
what happened at Howden Moor. BUFORA is providing him with an
opportunity to present his data.

However this is in addition, not in preference, to any
presentation that Dave may or may not give.  Like any speaker,
Max will be subject to questions from the audience and if his
data is lacking, no doubt he will receive a hard time.

Any impression anybody has got from Max or anybodyelse that
BUFORA 'supports' his work is wrong, see point 1 below.

We hoped that Dave would come and put his side of the case in
the near future then people will be able to make their own minds
up. We have carried at least one article by Dave Clarke on this
case in the BUFORA Bulletin.

The position is very clear on this :

1. BUFORA does not express a corporate view on the nature of

2. That unless otherwise stated, speakers express their own
views and not the views of BUFORA or its officers. Indeed, given
point 1, speakers can never express the corporate view of

3. That one of BUFORA's aims is "To encourage and promote
unbiased scientific investigation and research into Unidentified
Flying Object phenomena".  To that aim all sides of every
argument need to be heard and subject to rigourous questioning.
If there are defects in any of the methodology then these need
to be highlighted.

4. That BUFORA does not condone the use of its platform by any
speaker to libel/defame anybody, nor is the BUFORA platform a
place for the settling of old scores.

5. BUFORA does not condone things like illegal entry to premises
or release of witness information against the wishes of the
witness.  Speakers can be challenged on these issues during
question time.

Steve Gamble,

Chairman, BUFORA

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