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Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 14:02:14 +0000
Fwd Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 15:28:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

>From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
>Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 15:19:21 +0000
>Fwd Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 12:42:18 -0500
>Subject: Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

>>Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 15:24:29 -0600
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Michael Christol <mchristo@mindspring.com>
>>Subject: Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

>>>Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 05:18:14 -0800 (PST)
>>>From: Roger R. Prokic <rprokic@earthlink.net>
>>>To: <updates@globalserve.net>
>>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Cough, Korf, Ahem!

Previously, Sean offered this in regard to Michael Christol's
response to Roger Prokic:

>I am so very glad that you took pains to point out to Roger that
>it doesn't matter how many qualifications that a person has, or
>how many letters after one's name in the field of ufology it
>doesn't matter. What counts is plain old hard work.

>Roger I mean no insult to you whatsoever, please believe me on
>this, but I do feel that you opened yourself up when you said
>"Who the hell are you to criticize me", sorry but it was bound
>to happen at some time to someone on this List because there are
>a lot of hardworking people who have been up to their respective
>elbows in it for decades. Also I intend no insult to any of the
>eminently qualified people here on the list i.e. Stanton
>Friedman. In the field of Ufology there is no recognised
>'Degree' or 'Diploma' that can be earned so all that counts is
>hard work, is it not?


The only thing that matters is results.

When I was a kid, I wanted to play baseball. I sucked at it.
Therefore, I had to try twice as hard to make the team and put
out a great deal more effort than other kids better than me.
Needless to say I did not make the team. But, if "hard work" was
the measure for success, then I damn well should have been team

Sorry, Michael, but unless all your much bally-hoo'd hard work
(or anyone else's, for that matter) has uncovered something
unique or different regarding UFOs that we don't already know,
then you are only a guy with an opinion, just like Roger, no
matter how hard you had to work to form that opinion.

>From what I've read of your own posts, your much touted neutral
"wait and see" position COULD be considered little more than a
dodge of dealing with difficult issues. And your habit of
limiting yourself to only one response MIGHT seem far too
convenient an escape route for someone truly interested in
exchanging ideas or exploring the results of someone else's
research. Or is your own research the only "real" research you
recognize? Ironic, don't you think, that someone so committed to
research, i.e. learning new information, would be so prejudicial
of another person's ideas simply because of a title after the
name? How petty.

I know of no "facts" or "evidence" uncovered by anyone on this
list, regardless of their "field work", that has added to our
over all knowledge anymore than some of the "armchair" UFO
enthusiasts that also participate. In fact, some of the
"armchair" members have actually brought up some interesting
things for discussion. So when Roger asks, "Who the hell are you
to judge me?" he has a legitimate point and I think you owe him
an apology.

But then what do I know? I don't have the "field" experience
that you do so I guess my opinion means nothing, also.

Roger Evans

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