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Re: UFO Skeptics - Ledger

From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 00:54:37 +0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:37:34 +0000
Subject: Re: UFO Skeptics - Ledger


 >Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:20:32 +0000
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
 >Subject: Re: UFO Skeptics

<snip>

 >If this is the best the eager-believers and not-quite-ETHers can
 >do it's a pretty poor show. Robert Gates's view of "debunkers"
 >seems to be a reversal of his own attitudes to UFOs. For "it
 >can't be, therefore it isn't" substitute "I believe it,
 >therefore it is."

 >We seem to be approaching the position, if we accept the
 >arguments of some people on this List, that _any_ reported UFO
 >sighting has to be taken literally as an exact and accurate
 >account without qualification.

<snip>

John that's the same kind of nonesense we hear all the time from
the debunkers. You guys roll that out every time and you know
it's just crap. Nothing could be further from the truth. I've
been on this list for nearly four years now and if anything the
researchers on here are pretty much the opposite in that regard.
We don't don't buy into every report as if it's gospel but we
won't trash one just because some debunker spouts nonesense.

Sure there's a few that show up on here, all wide eyed and
breathless, with the latest off the wall sighting. But we suffer
them as we do the debunkers and we chide them as we do the
debunkers. The latter have to learn not to be so thin skinned.

Some of us are amused at what one would discuss on the debunk
list. The latest debunking methods perhaps.

The ten best ways to debunk.

Great debunkers I have known.

Will debunkers now make pilgrimages to Phil Klass's old office
desk? Will their emblem be a pelican arising from the ashes of
the latest UFO debunking?

You know, until Easton got involved in the Rendlesham Incident,
I'd pretty much given up on it. Now I'm not so sure. Easton's
been wrong before.

Don Ledger





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