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Re: The ETH

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 12:51:12 -0500
Archived: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 12:30:45 -0400
Subject: Re: The ETH

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 20:45:28 +0100
>Subject: Re: The ETH

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:16:47 -0500
>>Subject: Re: The ETH

>>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:36:19 EDT
>>>Subject: Re: The ETH


>>>Now that we've been indoctrinated into the ETH as though the
>>>only hypothesis, and the only hypothesis that makes tons of
>>>money, to suggest otherwise gets ridicule from ufologists?

>Where does this 'indoctrination' idea come from? 99% of the
>serious published Ufology I've read adopts the following stance:
>'There's all this really convincing but anomalous evidence; we
>can't explain it through conventional means; somebody's visiting
>us from somewhere, but their technology appears to be so
>advanced that we can't tell who and where from; shouldn't we be
>throwing some seriously funded heavyweight resource at bottoming
>it out?'

That sounds exactly like the UFO literature on the subject with
which I am familiar. Maybe the 'indoctrination' stuff is being
published in some parallel universe I haven't visited. Is that
the same one where pro-ETH ufologists are making "tons of

>>Let's have some names and quotes, please. This is my second
>>request. Otherwise, as I noted before, one can only assume
>>you're beating a straw man.

>Well, exactly, Mr. Clark. And I hope, as a contributor to the 99%
>to which I refer above, that you won't object to my little pen
>portrait of your stance.

>Surely, if the ETH gets adopted as a default explanation, then
>that is because of its simplicity and obviousness, not as a
>result of any deliberate or unconscious indoctrination?

Precisely. Thank you, sir. I couldn't have said it better

Jerry Clark

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