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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:52:50 -0500
Archived: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:06:30 -0400
Subject: Re:  Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:32:41 -0700
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 09:00:46 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:06:09 +0100
>>>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?

>I don't think Ray is saying that I'm Galileo, but that your
>attitude of condemnation toward my research is similar to the
>mind control found during the inquisition.

In other words, anybody who dismisses an idea he finds extremely
unlikely to be true, and with which otherwise he does not wish
to waste his and colleagues' limited time and resources, is an
advocate of "the mind control found during the inquisition." You
are not a serious man, Ed, and your rhetorical style is as inept
as your critical acumen.

>You have yet to present a single ounce of evidence that my ideas
>are horse-laughable. I don't think you can. You have an eerie
>faith that I'm wrong, so no proof is necessary. I hope he list
>can see through this mindless fog of ridicule.

In its study of ufology's intellectual history, my UFO
Encyclopedia surveys other fringe "theories", some of them
broadly comparable to yours (e.g., Shaver's in the 1940s,
Jessup's in the 1950s), so I'm afraid I can't even give you
credit for much of an original imagination. In any event, I am
not the one who has to prove anything; the burden of proof is
always on those who advance fantastic claims which challenge
mountains of accumulated knowledge. I understand, of course,
that you would like it to be otherwise. Naturally, if your wish
were to come true, I would immediately demand that you provide
proof that UFO entities are not the product, as I have proposed,
of interbreeding between dill pickles and tropical fruit.

I don't argue, either, with persons who think the earth is flat,
or who hold that a Hebrew tribal deity created - magically and
immutably - all life on earth, or that the Queen of England
secretly rules the world, or that Nikola Tesla was a Venusian.

There are, however, genuine authorities on archaeology and
history. You are not among them. Consequently, you would do well
to seek out those who do know what they're talking about, those
who have devoted their professional careers to the study of the
human past, building upon centuries of discovery by pioneers in
the unraveling of humanity's long and fascinating story.

I encourage you to approach such experts - you'll find some at a
nearby college/university or museum - and ask if they think
there is any compelling evidence for the existence, past or
present, of a technologically advanced but hidden race that
shares the planet with us. Then you can come back and tell us
why them educated fellers are all inquisitors at heart and Ed
Gehrman is the heroic victim of their blind refusal to concede
his superior wisdom. You can also tell us how Galileo, to whom
you secretly compare yourself, must have felt.

Jerry Clark

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