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Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:51:38 -0500
Archived: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:41:34 -0500
Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:09:00 -0600
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:49:16 -0800
>>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>Of course there is at least one more option, namely there is no
>>"paradox" - they _have_ been observed, by the thousands if not
>>millions, they're here and probably have been for a very long
>>time. We call them UFOs or flying saucers or UAP, or whatever.

>>One gets the feeling sometimes that the subject is like the
>>crazy uncle hidden and chained in the attic. Everybody can hear
>>the chains rattling around and the moaning and screaming, but
>>the "super-sophisticated" are still afraid to say, "That sounds
>>like the crazy uncle chained in the attic", instead pretending
>>they hear nothing. Psychological denial is an amazing thing.

>Exactly, Dave, and well stated as usual.

<snip>

>My longtime suspicion is that it should have been possible no
>later than the early 1950s to discern the extraordinary nature
>of the UFO phenomenon and to contemplate its possible
>relationship to intelligence elsewhere in the galaxy. In the
>present moment, of course, science's long neglect is its excuse
>for further neglect.

I have said for many years (since the 1970's) that if we knew
what really happened in the first 5 years, including the Year
Of The UFO (1952) we would know most of or all of 'the story'.

A key event that prevented us from knowing what happened was
General Samford's press conference in late July, 1952, when he
said essentially that there was nothing to it (all weather
phenomena). The press and scientific community bought that
'argument'... and so here we are multi-years and multi-
sightings later, still trying to convince the scientific
community and skeptical press that there really is something
"unusual" going on!

Maybe the corner has been turned in some other countries, like
Japan. A city in Japan, Hakui, northwest of Tokyo on the western
coast, held international UFO conferences twice: 1990 and 1997.
Each time they got good press coverage. Perhaps it has had a
lasting effect!(?)

One day, in a future generation perhaps in the latter part of
this century, when nearly everyone reading this is gone and thus
not around to gloat in vindication, science will grow up and
acknowledge its responsibility, and we'll be spared further
bleatings about the alleged invisibility and silence of
civilizations elsewhere.




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