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Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:36:40 -0600
Archived: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 23:10:50 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences


>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 19:59:08 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:32:28 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:01:46 -0500
>>>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:11:55 -0600
>>>>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences


>Apparently your method where one selectively chooses what they
>consider to be valid evidence and rejects outright what you
>consider to be "conspiracy thinking" has failed you in your
>quest for the truth about UFOs and the UFO phenomenon.

>Maybe this truth will be found if you broaden your scope and are
>willing to consider what you call "cartoon fantasies" too.
>Remember that the ET explanation for UFOs was once considered a
>cartoon fantasy too since it wasn't based on any solid evidence
>but on much wishful thinking instead.

Please spare me the lecture, Nick. I have written at length on
the UFO phenomenon. Few, perhaps, have written and published as
much as I have. Whether my conclusions are ultimately validated
and disproved, I practice what I preach, and even those who
disagree with my opinions respect the seriousness of my
approach. I outline the evidence, try to adhere to what it
suggests to the extent of my intellectual ability, and draw
reasoned conclusions therefrom. I may be right, I may be wrong,
I may be both at once, but I don't make wild, unsupported (or
unsupportable) claims, and I don't lapse into irrational
paranoia.

You, on the other hand, believe that JFK Jr.'s fatal flight was
no accident, that he was murdered - presumably by agents of the
Clinton family, though you never make clear who the actual
villains are, where they met, how they planned and pulled off
their dastardly deed, and so on - so that Hillary Clinton could
become New York senator and, perhaps, President one day. You
provide no evidence, which is no surprise because there none
exists outside your imagination. When challenged, you change the
subject.

Your strange remarks about the circumstances of Jesus's birth
presume without justification that the New Testament account is
literally true - a description of a historical event, and not
simply a faith narrative - and then go on, for no clear or
compelling reason, to associate ETs with it. That's not
conspiratorial thinking, true, but it is surely magical
thinking.

I have no doubt that you're a decent, well-intentioned guy, but
do you realize that you perfectly fulfill every unflattering
stereotype out there about the sort of person who is attracted
to ufology? If I thought that everybody out there thinks as you
do, my departure from ufology would occur at faster-than-light
speed.


Jerry Clark



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