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Re: Don't Shoot The Messenger

From: Jason Gammon <BoyintheMachine.nul>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 14:45:28 EDT
Archived: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:14:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Don't Shoot The Messenger


>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:58:01 -0600
>Subject: Don't Shoot The Messenger

>I am surprised how that Brad Sparks is being maligned on this
>List while the message of his MUFON Symposium talk has been
>scarcely debated here. To borrow a phrase from Stanton Friedman:

<snip>

It's not a case of 'shooting the messenger' if the person is not
behaving in a professional manner, which is as I see it, the
central point of this thread.

The criticism leveled against one Brad Sparks is that he refused
to allow co-authors to read his writing, yet sent a rough draft
to a certain non-CO-author acquaintance.

As a bystander to this mess, my opinion is that this accusation
still stands and that Brad Sparks has failed to address this, or
refuses to.

Mr. Carrion, please also realize that no one is debating Mr.
Sparks 'message' because he refuses to put forth his thesis in a
straight- forward manner, that would allow subsequent
intelligent discussion and debate.

My suggestion:

1.) Mr. Sparks needs to address the criticism as to why he
reportedly didn't share his writings with co-authors.  This is a
very serious accusation.  Not too many people may want to join
forces with Sparks in the future if this proves to be true.

2.) Mr. Sparks needs to put forth his thesis to the list in a
straight- forward manner and not hide behind vague and veiled
statements.


-Jason Gammon



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