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Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

From: Dave Haith <visions.nul>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:42:22 -0000
Archived: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:30:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:26:10 -0500
>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:36:40 -0600
>>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
>>>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.


>You certainly don't need me to lecture you that the whole UFO
>phenomenon is not just reports of strange objects in the sky but
>also the way UFOs are perceived by the public and how they are
>incorporated into our way of thinking and the important roles
>certain UFO personalities, yourself included, have in our
>current understanding of this phenomenon.

>>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

>Everyone get drawn to something for different reasons. What
>others or I think about UFOs should not deter you away from your
>personal quest for the truth. Having a balance of views and a
>medium such as the UFO UpDates List to share them will be able
>to test our views and beliefs and possibly come to the truth,
>whatever it may be. Unless you are afraid that the truth may
>prove to be very different and unacceptable to you, I see no
>reason for you, or any researcher/scholar, to quickly depart
>from ufology - a field of study that has been a big part of your
>life - because the views you hold may now be in the minority.

>Have a Merry ET Christmas and I look forward to your e-mails and
>many more important contributions to ufology in books, journal
>articles and on the UFO UpDates List in the years to come.

Well said Nick!

It has always irritated me on this list when researchers bicker
and criticise others for merely voicing theories which are
outside the box.

We shouldn't have to steer our thoughts along conventional lines
merely to keep the subject 'respectable'.

Let's face it, the whole issue of UFOs is out of the box anyway
to many mainstream scientists.

I quote Professor Sir Alex Jeffries (spelling?), the discoverer of
DNA genetic profiling, on UK radio today:

"The most exciting areas of science are the things you don't
know you don't know"

Dave Haith

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