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Re: TV Host At Kucinich Again

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:50:31 -0600
Archived: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:30:48 -0500
Subject: Re: TV Host At Kucinich Again

>From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 14:40:14 -0500
>Subject: TV Host At Kucinich Again

>Chris Matthews on his show on MSNBC-TV, here in the US, today
>once again got on Kucinich's UFO incident, nominating Kucinich
>for an unfavorable goof for seeing an ET manifestation.

>Matthews ignored Kucinich's statement that he saw something in
>the sky he couldn't identify. It is pop-culture and ufoology
>that equate UFOs = ET spaceships.

Uh, no. The ETH is surely the most scientifically defensible
speculation about UFOs if one judges them to represent the
operations of an unearthly intelligence.

Unfortunately, for many in the field, it's not exciting, exotic,
or esoteric enough, thus the popularity of "theories" like those
proposed by John Keel, cryptoterrestrialists, supernaturalists,
and the like. In other words, it has been a long time (the mid-
1960s?) since within ufology UFOs were more or less
automatically linked with extraterrestrial visitors.

Of course, the ETH is unproved; therefore, everybody ought to be
properly cautious in applying it to specific sightings. After
all, they're called UFOs for a reason. But Jan is going well out
of his way to insult ufology (can we retire the tired would-be
joke "ufoology" now?) when in this instance they're an innocent
party to Chris Matthews's mindless insults.

And, while we're at it, what does Dennis Kucinich's wife have to
do with anything?

Jerry Clark

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