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Re: Sherman J. Larsen and Ufology

From: Gary Alevy <galevy@pipeline.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 23:48:27 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 10:24:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Sherman J. Larsen and Ufology


>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Sherman J. Larsen and Ufology
>Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 17:26:29 -0500

>>Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 19:59:37 -0500
>>From: Gary <galevy@pipeline.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Sherman J. Larsen and Ufology

>>>How long did Larsen serve in CIC, and precisely what did he do?

>>Dear Greg,

>>If you need any information on Sherm Larsen please contact my
>>good friend on this List, Jerome Clark. Jerry has stated
>>publicly that he knows everything there is to know about him.
>>In fact I am finding it hard to believe that he has not posted
>>this information to this List just to prove that he does know
>>everything.

>I take this to mean -- until proven otherwise -- that you don't
>know the answer to my very simple, very uncomplicated question.

>Greg Sandow

Now what kind of an author would I be if gave away the results
of interesting and expensive research on a "free" InterNet
listserve?   Some folks [you known who you are ;-)] are laboring
under the assumption that I am trying to convince you or sway
you in some way, when my observations of this list over the last
two years have shown that to be quite impossible. No, I am doing
something else entirely.

I knew full well in advance that several people would hit the
ceiling over the original messages but I was not interested in
the reactions of those people.  I was hoping only that the list
owner would keep the thing going long enough to engage some of
the people who don't post.  After all, as we know, much
important activity generated by a listserve goes on OFF the
list!  This activity is one of the truly valuable things about a
listserve: it can connect people not previously in contact with
each other.

The list owner has been most tolerant of controversy as this
thread has developed and I, at least, owe him a vote of thanks.
I owe my critics thanks as well for clarifying the issues some
of my future readers will have.  We don't have to respect each
other to find each other useful; and judging from the names,
insults and drivel my critics have directed at me, it is my
observation that they seem to enjoy a little primal scream
therapy!

Gary Alevy


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