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Re: Ufology - Ten Questions - Hale

From: Roy Hale - The Lost Haven <roy@thelosthaven.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 12:45:52 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 10:12:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Ufology - Ten Questions - Hale


>From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 22:18:02 +0000
>Subject: Re: Ufology - Ten Questions - Jones

Sean,

>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.

 Agreed!

>>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

I agree, although there does seem to be a national divide.

>>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>

Steady Sean, the last argument I had at a UFO conference, ended up
by me settling it with a few drinks and out of pocket!

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

>Is there any reason why they should not?

Whistle-blowers come to mind.

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

>In what way? It has never stopped the speculation.

I would hope most people would not prefer censorship, once
started it can extend to many areas of debate. Speculation is
always around never stops.

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

>Depends what "clique" you are in <g>

I understand.

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

>Me! Or was that Andy Roberts?

Come on, give Andy Roberts a break!

>>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.

Agreed. Although they can be quite helpful in other areas.

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

>None

You passed!

>>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?

I did not mention Andy once in my main questions. Andy is quite
obviously not the only human on the planet to have engaged in
such activity. But dealing with specific UFO debates, personally
makes the answers for me harder to accept.

>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.

Sean, which case is the one that you would consider, the nearest
to anything ET related, specifically within that case?


Roy