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Re: Brad Sparks' 'Forthcoming' Roswell

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:49:36 +0000
Archived: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 10:44:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Brad Sparks' 'Forthcoming' Roswell

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:53:52 EDT
>Subject: Re: Brad Sparks' 'Forthcoming' Roswell Revelations?

>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:26:08 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Brad Sparks' 'Forthcoming' Roswell Revelations?


>Another reason Roswell methodology has been such a failure is
>the failure to do one's homework first or to have a sense of
>history, a history of the UFO field and of the surrounding
>world. Instead world events all happen in a Roswell UFO vacuum.
>All we get is an obligatory reference here or there to the "Cold
>War", and then the Roswell researcher's unhappy duty is

I'm a published historian, Brad. American history. You?

>Forget about trying to place the Roswell event in the broader
>context of US national and global history - and I don't mean
>those BS sociological hogwash essays either, but a meaningful
>context for national policymakers' actions and policies on
>Roswell if a major ET event actually happened.


To paraphrase the chairman of my philosophy department many
years ago, it's not the quantity of the verbiage but the cogency
of the argument that counts. You violate Hall's First Law of
Excessive and Repetitive Verbiage. That verbiage contains so
many distortions of my posiiton that I find it tiresome and not
worthwhile to comment on.

To sum up, talk is talk, and without production is empty.

 - Dick

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