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Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

From: Andy Roberts <Brigantia@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 15:31:12 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:51:19 -0400
Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 99 22:52:54 PDT

 >  Whatever "attempting sarcasm" is.  Perhaps you could

Sarcasm is as sarcasm does as my grandmother never used to say

This general interchange of views on what ufologists believe is
all very interesting but ultimately we're not going to get very
far because we can never reach an agreement. Which is fine but I
prefer to discuss the _facts- within ufology rather than the
speculation and belief, hence the contents of my previous posts
which have only had belief and not fact to counter them. Boring,
I know, but relevant.

 >Tell that to the SETI crowd, and then get all those university
 >presses to stop publishing books on extraterrestrial life, such
 >as the one I just read which Oxford University Press will
 >publish in February.  I'm sure they'll appreciate your insights,
 >Andy. (See, I did it; no mere "attempt" there.)

Well, that's all arguable too Jerry. Astrobiology is a purely
theoretical 'science' for a start and the interest shown in it
is arguably an attempt to make the admirable, but boring,
exploration of space somewhat more 'sexy'. Sales of books -
academic or otherwise - and popularity of a subject does not
imbue that subject with any reality Jerry. You'll be telling su
there really _was_ a Blair Witch next!

 >Congratulations on the Northbritspeak
 > and a brave attempt to
 >change the subject.  But as I say, if you reduce astrobiology's
 >concerns to a folklore of elves and fairies, my friend (no sarcasm
 >here, and I assume you'll get the song allusion to follow), you
 >ain't goin' nowhere.

I didn't reduce astrobiology to a folklore of elves and fairies
Jerry. But I would disgregard astrobiology as being of little
relevance to what is actually reported in ufology and of no
relevance to the physical evidence available. Elves, fairies etc
are as interesting as Greys or any other apparent denizens of
our culture and consciousness - and I have yet to see evidence
which offers much to the contrary (and yes, I'm familiar with
Eddie Bullard's work).

As for the song allusion, thanks - it's made me dig Sweethert of
the Rodeo out for a well deserved listen!

Happy Trails


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