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Re: Why The Cover-Up? - Gehrman

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 11:06:05 -0700
Archived: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:23:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up? - Gehrman

>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:06:22 +0000
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:47:06 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>I just think your comments about Ed being the ufological equal
>>to Galilieo, etc., as both over the top, unnecessary, and a
>>sadly unresponsive ad hominem form of argumentation and lack of

>What people like Jerry Clark and me are jaded about is the
>apparent complete ignorance of scientific method constantly
>diaplayed by numerous people on this list, chief among them the
>purveyors of the ludicrous notion that all ideas or hypotheses
>are equally valid and deserving of equal consideration. It is
>indeed horse-laughable.

Dick, Steve,

Thanks, Steve. I don't believe that I support the notion that
all theories are of equal value. I don't remember saying that

>The utter necessity of peer review aside, hpothesis or theory
>construction requiires building a logically coherent and
>empirically grounded explanation for a body of data. not simply
>pulling some wild-ass notion out of the sky.

My theory is supported by science theory (convergent evolution)
and is logically coherent and very simple to understand:
 Sometime during the last two-hundred million years another
species of tool makers evolved and populated the earth in enough
numbers to create the technology that is responsible to the UFO
seen daily across our planet. We live parallel existences and
are at the point of possible convergence. All the above is
possible, scientifically, and historically. It is not some
"wild-ass notion". It is by far the simplest explanation, and
makes sense of all the information that ufology has collected
over the years. All one needs to do is substitute ancient
monotreme civilization (AMC) for ETH.

>Take a simple example. Things go wrong in my house (real!);
>dishes crash to the floor and break; an electric short wipes out
>an appliance. Now, I can hypothesize that invisible, green, non-
>corporeal demons are sitting in the corner playing tricks on me.
>Or I can find much simpler and far more likely explanations. My
>cat jumped up on the counter and knocked over the dishes. The
>thermostat on the appliance malfunctioned.
>These are not only far more likely explanations, but also
>hypotheses are not really meaningful unless they can be tested.

What is testable about ETH?

>Cat tracks or fur on the counter, direct inspection of the
>appliance mechanism, things like that. ETH can be tested in
>principle, though not easily or inexpensively. So can one or two
>of the very few alternative hypotheses. Some of the notions
>advancedon this list are so improbable as to not merit the
>slightest bit of attention unless and until the advoicates can
>advance some meaningful supporting evidence.

The AMC can be tested in the same manner as the ETH. What is so
improbable about an ancient civilization?


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