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Re: Why The Cover-Up? - Clark

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:51:28 -0500
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:22:13 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up? - Clark


>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:02:20 EDT
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:36:03 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:21:19 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>>Uh, Ed? You're kidding, right?

>>You know, I find it very disturbing that some of you are acting
>>just like the skeptics and pelicanists we so often disparage.

>>Ed is quite serious about his theory. He may be right or he may
>>be wrong, but he has worked damned hard on this and deserves
>>respect.

>Good for you[,] Bob Shell!

>It's high time someone said that.

I agree. We may as well be honest about what a black hole of
unreason so much of what passes for ufology so often is.

Thanks to the above, we now have an explicit statement of what
ufology's (as opposed to intellectually disciplined) standards
are. If you work "damned hard" and are "quite serious," you are
entitled to express any opinion, however ill-considered,
improbable, question-begging, pseudoscientific, or crazy, and
the rest of us are obligated to act as if your views merit
respect and (using the adjective relatively) serious
consideration. After all, according to this dictum, one idea is
as good as another, and we have no right to discriminate lest we
be pelicanists.

Maybe, in other words, ufology is indeed the province of the
soft of head and the cracked of pot.

Lemme outta here....


Jerry Clark




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