UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2007 > Aug > Aug 4

Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 10:17:17 -0700
Archived: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 13:37:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 11:05:07 -0500
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>It ought to have been manifestly obvious that I was not
>discussing competing hypotheses but - a far more important and
>vital issue - which approaches to UFO investigation and analysis
>are scientifically sustainable and which are not. I have tried
>to demonstrate that Gehrmanism is not scientifically
>sustainable, that it looks, talks, and walks like a classic
>crank ideology. The only persons who, strangely, keep bringing
>up the ETH are Gehrmanism's defenders, who seem positively
>phobic on the subject.

>It ought to be possible to discuss the role of science in
>ufology without having to drag origin theories - at this stage
>pure speculation, all of them - into the conversation.

I am not a Gehrmanism 'defender' per se, but I support his and
others' being able to put forward theories without being
labelled as 'cranks' etc. _That_ is what I object to. I actually
disagree with Ed that interstellar travel by the visitors, or
interdimensional or time travel, is impossible, but I will not
try to insist that he is wrong, because it may turn out that _I_
am wrong...

I had also actually agreed with you on some points in my last
post, but you missed or ignored that part I guess, oh well.


Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast