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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:19:41 -0500
Archived: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 08:55:25 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 19:28:48 +0100
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:52:50 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>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.

>Now, now Jerome,

>You and I know that what you'll find at 'a nearby
>college/university or museum' are mostly minor, rote-learned
>pedants with very little real scientific knowledge and even less
>scientific capability.

Ah, yes, the classic stance of the crank. I have been trying not
to bring the c-word into the discussion, but the above paragraph
- in which all the professionals who actually know what they are
talking about have to be demeaned so that the crank triumphs -
documents crackpot rhetoric in all its glory.

>Like someone said recently (and also much earlier) - '99% of
>everything is crap'.

That "someone" was the late science-fiction writer Theodore
Sturgeon, and what you're quoting is called Sturgeon's Law. In
that 99% we may safely count Gehrman's strange beliefs and your
defense of them.

Jerry Clark

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