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Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life -

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 12:19:34 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 07:44:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life -

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:46:36 -0600
>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:46:17 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>Instead, all Bob has done is to affirm how much the idea appeals
>to him - an esthetic, not a scientific or intellectual, position
>- and trashed critics who point out the obvious: that the
>'theory' is devoid of meaningful evidence, is unreasonably
>speculative, has countless, overwhelming problems (it is as
>probable as Shaver's claim that deros live in caves), and is
>just one more fantastic guess among many advanced to 'explain'
>UFOs over the past five decades-plus. All that is accomplished,
>as always, is a waste of time and effort. The effect is to keep
>ufology in a state of chronic infantilism.

>That Bob has to attack the critics - as opposed, say, to go to
>the trouble (admittedly considerable) to advance an actual case
>for the far-fetched (and, I might add, reductionist and
>ahistorical) proposition of cryptoterrestrials - says all we
>need to know.

>I suppose I could add that, in even acknowledging his post, I
>am complicit in perpetuating the time-wasting that this thread
>generated in the first place.


I think you have well concluded the discussion. I just add,
again, that these kinds of theories, from the Deros to the
cryptoterrestrials, have done considerable harm to ufology since
half a century or more.


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