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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:03:08 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Archived: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:03:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:31:51 -0700
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:56:58 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>Did you even read what I wrote? You're simply repeating to me
>>what I already outlined, namely that _while skeptical of cosmic
>>origin_ - a point I made very clear, and related the basis of
>>such doubt - scientists did investigate meteorite reports.

>Yes, there were various theories at the time of course. But the
>theory that these stones came from outer space was dismissed at
>first; read the quotes again I posted before:

>"In his book, however, Chladni took the next great leap and
>concluded these objects could only come from space. For this he
>was immediately ridiculed, then ignored."

>"Eventually the story found its way to the White House in
>Washington, D.C. President Thomas Jefferson was a scientist as
>well as statesman. When he heard this peculiar story he declared
>it could not be true..."

Hi Paul and Jerome,

Society and our beliefs are greatly influenced by what our
trusted leaders and esteemed scientists proclaim to be correct.
This includes the U.S. people under President Thomas Jefferson
who, along with a later popular President, Abraham Lincoln, were
skeptics and atheists (even though for almost a century the U.S.
Lincoln one cent coin still has "In God We Trust" on it).

While doing a quick background search on Thomas Jefferson and
his views, I came across this interesting and I think relevant
quote by him in Notes on Virginia, 1782.

"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from
the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is

Readers of the UFO UpDates List are certainly not ignorant about
UFOs and of the strange and unexplained things seen and reported
in the sky and on the ground. From our years of study of UFOs,
those on the list have come to believe in an extraterrestrial,
extradimensional or even a religious explanation to the UFO
phenomenon. Are our critics and skeptics like Thomas Jefferson
right in claiming that we are far further from the truth than
those that don't believe in nonsense such as UFOs originate from
somewhere else other than Earth?

Some contributors on this list summarily dismissed my idea that
in light of recent discoveries and what we already know, one day
we may be able to circumnavigate the Earth by submarine or even
a surface ship totally underground, as ridiculous. Recall that
other ridiculous ideas such as continental drift are now
accepted as fact by the scientific community.

Is anyone willing to seek out new life and new civilizations and
to boldly go where no man has gone before (an expression taken
from Star Trek) in a voyage through inner space this is,
literally just beneath our feet? My hydrologist colleagues with
Environment Canada where I worked as a marine climatologist may
think I am nuts but a simple fact remains that there are huge
underground bodies of water in places like the Canadian prairies
and the deserts of Saudi Arabia which, I have good reasons to
suspect, are interconnected by a vast network of underground
flowing rivers.

If such a vast unexplored underground world is true, possibly
occupied by previously unknown "alien" lifeforms, then those of
us on this list who insist otherwise would be guilty of being
part of the cover-up too.

Nick Balaskas

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