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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:06:09 +0100
Archived: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 08:45:42 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:51:28 -0500
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>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?

>>>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.

Hi Jerome,

Here's the fatal weakness of your 'argument': who defines what
is 'scientific' or 'pseudo-science'?

If you say 'authority' or 'established science' then we should
still be believing in a geo-centric universe and obeying the
mind-control rules of the Inquisition - and Galileo would've
been forever silenced.


Ray D

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