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Re: More Baloney Detection - Velez

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 02:35:10 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 09:37:39 -0500
Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection - Velez


 >Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 02:13:14 -0800
 >From: Larry Hatch <larry@larryhatch.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@home.com>
 >Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection


 >>Source: Scientific American

 >>http://www.sciam.com/2001/1201issue/1201skeptic.html

 >>More Baloney Detection

 >>How to draw boundaries between science and pseudoscience,
 >>Part II

 >>By Michael Shermer

 >>[Michael Shermer is founding publisher of Skeptic magazine
 >>(www.skeptic.com) and author of The Borderlands of Science.]

Hola Laroo,

You propose:

 >How about a straw poll? I'll cast the first vote if
 >nobody beats me to it:
 >
 >* Are there other intelligent beings elsewhere in the cosmos,
 >perhaps within our own galaxy of billions of stars? I would vote
 >yes with a 99% likelihood. Your vote? _________

Yes.
Likelihood: I'll raise you 9/10's of a percentage point to, 99.9%

 >* Have living beings from other stars come here in the flesh
 >(muck, protoplasm, tentacles or whatever) ? I would vote no.
 >Seems dumb to me, see above. Your vote? _________

A resounding yes! My reason for saying so: they've dragged my
ass out of my house. Through a wall one time, through the
ceiling on another occasion.

"They" (whoever/whatever) have a unique way of declaring their
presence that I'd be "dumb" to forget or to deny. :)

If the Universe banged on _your_ front door... would you open
it?


Regards,

John Velez
Poll respondent







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