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Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

From: Serge Salvaille <sergesa@connectmmic.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 23:28:17 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 08:23:31 -0500
Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced
>Date: Wed, 27 Jan 99 11:29:24 PST

>>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 22:23:11 EST
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>>>From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@get2net.dk>
>>>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 02:02:26 +0100 (MET)
>>>Subject: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced
>>>To: updates@globalserve.net

>>Not all the evidence. Only that which they want you to hear. You
>>will notice that there are no speakers or information offered
>>about alternatives to these specific people's opinions. How
>>cutting edge can it be without alternative explanations being


>>It will only be a crash course in belief structure and it will
>>not contain the latest findings. Only those findings which they
>>want you to hear. In an upcoming book by Kevin Randle (me), Russ
>>Estes, and Dr. William P. Cone, we take a long and hard look at
>>the abduction phenomenon as it exists today. We can find some
>>alternative explanations and we offered to share these at the
>>conference, but the organizers were uninterested in that. They
>>are only interested in promoting alien abduction as if it is a
>>proven fact and refuse to answer hard questions about it.


>I am afraid that none of the above makes much sense to me. First
>of all, the organizers of any conference on any subject have the
>right to invite exactly whom they want to invite, and to have
>represented any point of view they endorse, feel comfortable
>with, or consider important.


Please note that we are talking about a proven investigator,
with lots of credentials, and about to publish a book on the
subject of abduction.

If things happened the way Kevin Randle implies they happened...
THAT conference is, in my opinion, suspicious.

You are perfectly correct in stating that the organizers have
the right to invite whom they want to invite.  But, isn't that a
straw man argument?  Of course, they have the right to endorse
the point of view they want.  But isn't that the real problem
with ufology in general and abductions in particular: turning
one's back on analysis and advocate "opinions" instead?


>If you're not happy with the views
>expressed at the Intruders conference, hold your own damn

The best argument in years.

You win a cookie on that one.

Serge Salvaille

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