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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 10:27:06 -0500
Archived: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:11:08 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?


>From: Robert Williams <rhw007.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 12:05:30 -0400
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:41:55 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>Dr. Sagan stated, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary
>evidence."

Well, er, no. Though often falsely credited to Sagan, the
expression was in fact formulated by my late friend, sociologist
of science Marcello Truzzi - who, by the way, subsequently
rejected it as question-begging and meaningless.

There is a valuable, insightful literature examining the
relationship of science and anomalistics. Two of the finest
books concerned with the matter are David J. Hufford's The
Terror That Comes in the Night (University of Pennsylvania
Press, 1983) and Henry H. Bauer's Science or Pseudoscience
(University of Illinois, 2001). I recommend both to serious
anomalists interested in this vital subject.


Jerry Clark




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