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Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

From: Jenny Randles <nufon@currantbun.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 13:17:32 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 08:45:30 -0400
Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

 >Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 03:46:28 +0100
 >From: Roy J Hale <royjhale@netscapeonline.co.uk>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

 >>From: Jenny Randles <nufon@currantbun.com>
 >>To: <nufon@currantbun.com>
 >>Subject: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!
 >>Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 17:05:28 +0100

 >>4: UFOIN will be highly selective in its investigation work -
 >>focusing on in depth re-appraisals of important old cases and
 >>seeking new reports that offer potential to add to our
 >>knowledge. To this end the professional expertise of the team
 >>will be offered to science and education. UFOIN will emphasise
 >>the 90% track record in case solving as professed by serious
 >>ufology and will play down the use of emotive terms such as UFO
 >>and alien, focusing instead on anomalies, scientific puzzles and
 >>using phrases such as IFO and UAP.  It will seek to work with
 >>both open minded scientists and sceptics and handle UFO data
 >>from a rational perspective, steering away from the extreme
 >>views and ideologies expressed by parts of the old style UFO

 >Hi All,

 >Maybe the above should read.

 >4. Now that we have formed this highly professional group of
 >people' we can now look at those cases which have been hard to
 >dis-prove or rule out "Other Worldly Intelligence's" and go over
 >the ground once more but to arrive at the only new conclusion
 >that these cases were nothing more than your mis-identified
 >phenomena which some people forgot to mention at the time.

 >We will no longer describe calls we receive from Joe public' of
 >lights in the sky - or structured craft carrying out mind
 >boggling manoeuvres as UFOs, but we will call them NYEOISTONP's

 >As a new group we need to steer people away from thinking that
 >there maybe (god forbid) other life in the universe as to which
 >just some of them may have found a little holiday resort called

 >When the new team get bored we will have our Scientific Puzzles
 >to keep us going.

 >All those researchers who have been at it for the last ten years
 >should now us the New enforced terms of UFOlogy, in fact we in
 >this highly new group of professionals are putting forward a new
 >term for ufology <Wehavealltheanswersology>

 >If you can comply with such rules and remember not to be too
 >passionate or get to emotive about
 >then we need you.

 >We will also have our own councilling section, for those
 >investigators who just happen to have seen anything strange in
 >our skies. We can help remove  and solve the mystery of which
 >you have observed.


 >An old and passionate, highly emotive, quite sensible, and
 >rational, never wrote a book, non PhD, sick to death of
 >bureaucracy, quangos, look at me's, and wannabes, but happy with
 >his new 6 pack!


Yes, all very funny, but also very tiresome. I dont think I will
bore list members yet again trying to justify in detail what
UFOIN is all about. Results matter more than words as proof. But
the above is a ludicrous parody that is not what is going on at
all. It reflects maybe the ultra sceptical attitude of some
members of the UFOIN team but by no means all.

I have stated on this list several times that my views are not
anti ETH. Several other UFOIN team members have views other than
all things are solvable. Evidently, though, Roy either chooses
not to believe this or just regards it as a joke. Fine. Thats up
to him.

But I suggest the rest of you actually read what the UFOIN
statement says. We will work to solve cases where that is
possible and not be afraid to say so. But whenever a case cannot
be solved or offers evidence for a genuine mystery we will say
that just as loudly. How this equates to the amusing joke above
I dont see.

I drafted the UFOIN statement and I know its what we will be
doing. Are you saying that you dont believe me on this? If not,
how can you argue as above when it is blatantly in contradiction
to the stated plans of the team?   The beauty of UFOIN will be
that it has sceptics, scientists, ultra rational ufologists and
ETH supporters in its number. That blend will bring dynamism to
the debate, I trust.

But if you believe UFOIN's aim is to destroy any evidence for
unexplained phenomena then I can only assume you are unfamiliar
with my own writings because thats not how I work and I could
not work alongside any group that hid unsolved cases under the
mat because they might argue in favour of some exotic answer to
the UFO mystery. Truth is truth - whether it is the news that a
promising case can be resolved or that another case appears to
be exciting evidence for a real UFO phenomenon.

You mistake objectivity for debunking. We will try not to make
the same mistake.

Best wishes,

Jenny Randles

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