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Re: Ufology - Ten Questions - Jones

From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 22:18:02 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 00:56:33 -0500
Subject: Re: Ufology - Ten Questions - Jones


>From: Roy Hale <roy@thelosthaven.co.uk>
>To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:23:15 -0000
>Subject: Ufology - Ten Questions

>All,

Evening All

>1: If after many years in Ufology, you arrive at the fact, that
>ET has arrived here on this planet, should you be considered
>someone who has a 'Closed Mind'?

By some yes. By myself, no.

>2: If yes to the above, does this mean that the choice of being
>a sceptic is the only one available to UFO research?

Ditto above

>3: If you believe ET has arrived, does this make you less of a
>person to debate with?

Nah, I enjoy a good debate/argument any day <g>

>4: How closely should UFO researchers align themselves with
>Government agencies?

Is there any reason why they should not?

>5: Should censorship play an important role in closing debates,
>if answers are not forthcoming?

In what way? It has never stopped the speculation.

>6: Is UFO research a  subject for _free_ thinkers, or is there a
>line to toe?

Depends what "clique" you are in <g>

>7: Who patented UFO thought as non-ET related?

Me! Or was that Andy Roberts?

>8: How far should one use, web stats tracking as evidence of
>inquiry?

Depends on your term "use". I would not use them in any other
way than as evidence of interest.

>9: How far should personal prejudice play a role in your UFO
>research? 1

None

>10: Should any researcher, be treated  as an unreliable
>candidate for UFO research DATA if they have used illegal drugs
>- past or present?

Oh give Andy a rest. We all have skeletons in our closet. I know
some Police officers who took (or still take) "drugs" does that
stop them being a decent Police officer? Does an airline pilot
who takes pain killers become a drug user?

>Roy

Roy you obviously have an _issue_ with Andy Roberts and his
recreational pharmaceutical habit, I don't. I consider it about
the same as cigarette smokers, drinkers of alcoholic beverages
and et al.

It is the quality of their work which should be treated with or
without respect. Not some other issue.

Hold on, I'm now going to have John Velez point out about a
certain un-mentionable and that his practices outside Ufology
etc. So you could ask where do I draw the line, well in that
case, I would say that each case has it's individual
merits/demerits and should be judged individually, pretty much
like each UFO research case.

Well better get off my soap box now as I have shed loads of work
to be getting on with.

Warmest to all

Sean
AKA no one in particular, and not a drinker, smoker or drug user, hey I
*must* be a boring old fart eh?
--

   In an infinite universe, infinitely anything is possible.
                        Sean Jones
              http://www.tedric.demon.co.uk/