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Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 99 16:59:37 PST
Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 17:52:33 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a


>From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
>Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 10:32:16 +0000
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud

>NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud

>>From: Peter Gersten <UFOLAWYER1@aol.com>
>>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 23:58:36 EST
>>Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 09:35:32 -0500
>>Subject: NASA's Stephens Admits to CAUS That He is a Fraud

>Previously, Peter offered this insight into Robert Stephens:

>>Mr. Stephens was able to fool us for over 80 days.  Shame on us.
>>We are so eager, CAUS included, to find the truth, that we will
>>embrace any 'savior' who presents himself cloaked in the garb of
>>'knowing the truth.'

>>Hopefully we can learn from the past and not continue to make
>>the same mistakes.  Mr. Stephens was sent to us as an example of
>>what we need to do in the future...if ever presented with
>>another 'savior.'

>I am stunned.

>If you have been reading this list at all, I think you'll find
>that virtually NO ONE took Stephens seriously, much less thought
>of him as a 'savior'. His "swordsmanship", as you put it, was so
>severely lacking that even most armchair ufologists didn't even
>give him a second thought. The fact that _you_ were fooled
>doesn't mean that the majority was also. With all due respect,
>Mr. Gersten, you need to speak for yourself. The picture you
>paint is one of justification for your own gullibility and you
>can leave me out of it.

>I see no lesson to be learned here at all. To attribute such a
>thing to Stephens gives him far more credit than he deserves and
>affords you too convenient a cushion for your fall from reason.

Roger,

Very well said. I saw little evidence on this list that
Stephens was regarded as anything other than yet one more
annoying crackpot/bullshitter. It's his own soul, not ours,
that Peter Gersten ought to be examining closely.

Jerry Clark


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