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Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 20:25:44 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:21:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude


 >Given that only a tiny amount of research has been done
 >classifying and analysing even _raw reported_ UFO and occupant
 >behavior, and that the resulting database contains an unknown
 >amount of noise, very likely increasing almost asymptotically in
 >the cases whose strangeness exceed CE2 and CE3, attempts to
 >class reported behavior as inept or expert are doomed to
 >founder.

<snip>

This wise post of Mark's raised -- much more reasonably and in
much greater depth than most of what we read here -- fascinating
questions. He gave many reasons why, scientifically speaking, we
can't think we know anything about alien intentions or
capabilities.

Mark's post came in the midst of a discussion featuring, among
others, Dennis Stacy,  Joseph Polanik, and myself. I'm happy to
concede that Mark made more sense than anything I've said on
this subject. But I'm a little surprised at the silence from
Dennis and Joe, especially since Mark raised serious objections
to points they were making.

If Dennis (whom I know and respect) and Joe (whom I don't know
and respect) are serious about what they've been arguing, they
really have to address what Mark wrote. Any comments, guys?

Greg Sandow




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