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Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 08:15:42 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 08:39:10 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction


>From: Nigel Watson <VALIS23A.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 09:13:45 EDT
>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

<snip>

>Hi gentle UFO folk,

>I'm not sure where Don Ledger has been lately - perhaps on a
>trip to Venus with J.C. - but he has convinced me that the Hill
>case is not important.

>Therefore the evidence for it or against it is worthless, and
>debate about this case is equally worthless.

>Can I also assume that all other alien abduction cases are
>equally useless to the cause of ufology?

>Whilst we are at it can we just concede that ufology is just a
>passing myth? it certainly has no supporters who have any desire
>to provide proof for their arguments. On the other hand if
>insults could create aliens we would be swamped by them.


Nigel,

I find it interesting that you seem to feel that ufology is a
cause to be supported or opposed, rather than a pursuit of
knowledge.  But from the tone of the conversation that I've
seen, I doubt anyone is interested in actually approaching this
with the idea of learning anything.

One can set up "straw man" arguments all day long if it makes
one feel better, but I doubt it will have much impact on the
field.  Perhaps it would be better for some to simply conclude
that ufology is a "myth" and move on.

I would also suggest that those who treat ufology as a "belief
structure" should also move on, which might help to reduce the
noise level somewhat.


Steve



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