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Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 99 17:38:29 PDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 08:54:36 -0400
Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

 >Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:07:59 +0100
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
 >Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!

 >>Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:30:44 -0400
 >>From: Andy Roberts <Brigantia@compuserve.com>
 >>Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

 >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
 >>>Subject: Re: British Ufology Has Been Reborn!
 >>>Date: Mon, 25 Oct 99 09:42:17 PDT


John,

 >>>>One hopes that this sort of empty posturing -- especially coming
 >>>>from someone smart enough to know better -- disappears from
 >>>>ufological discourse soon.  It is, as we have already seen
 >>>>demonstrated repeatedly, much less than helpful, and among other
 >>>>things, it betrays a fairly shocking ignorance of the literature
 >>>>of astrobiology.

 >>'Smart enough to know better' - sheer brilliance Jerry! It's not
 >>empty posturing - see above. 'Astrobiology'? Yor avin' a laarf
 >>incha? Don't we have to actually have some hard biological
 >>evidence before we can talk about such a thing?

 >By "the literature of astrobiology" Jerry means presumably the
 >writings of his friend Michael Swords, someone who has his own
 >agenda of denying Darwinian evolution. Astrobiology (is this
 >what used to be called "exobiology") has the rare distinction of
 >being a science completely without data.

You're getting a little wacky in your middle age, John. Mike
Swords does not "deny Darwinian evolution."  You just made that
up, didn't you?  You also prove a point I'd intended to make:
that self-styled psychosociologists can't be bothered to read
the scientific literature on the possibility of ET life, thus
your extraordinarily naive treatment  of (weirdly coupled with a
bizarre obsession with) the ETH.

Jerry Clark




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