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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:47:24 EDT
Archived: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:27:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:15:34 -0500
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:55:01 EDT
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>Science isn't resolving the UFO issue. Either because we don't
>>have enough of it or our science isn't real deal science. You
>>can science something to death and still not get a resolution.

>Greg, believe me, ufology's problem is _not_ an excess of
>science. Not even remotely. Put "pseudo" in front of "science,"
>however, and you've pinpointed the principal cause of ufology's
>continuing marginalization and growing irrelevance.

>Jerry Clark

I wholeheartedly agree with Jerry Clark and Dick Hall and their
posts on this otherwise tiresome thread. They have been the
voices of reason and science. Their opponents have cleverly
obfuscated the issue making it one of protesting their right'
to 'voice their opinion', as if it's merely a free speech issue.
Of course they have the freedom of speech to say practically
anything they want, including that all elephants are pink and
that monotremes lurk in closets just out of sight.

But they do not also get the right to call their opinions
"scientific" just on their say-so, without a shred of evidence,
without any coherent theoretical development, without any
respectable scientific literature on their monotreme theory, and
_act_like_ they should be immune from scientific criticism or
criticism of its unscientific or pseudoscientific nature or its
foundation on the so-called Alien Autopsy film widely regarded
as fraudulent. They do not get a free pass to call it "science."

That is the real issue. They want to declare their 'opinion'
that this hidden ancient monotreme civilization is to be
considered to be scientifically valid, as equally valid as the
ETH, and they won't stand for any criticism pointing out that it
is scientific rubbish. Whereas the ETH has a body of scientific
literature, mainly from hostile SETI scientists, and the
MonoTreme Hypothesis (MTH) has nothing, no scientific literature
at all. Yet proponents demand equal time, equal consideration,
and treatment as equally valid.

UFO study has not been 'scienced to death', there has been no
excess of scientific study. As I have pointed out many times
before the UFO phenomenon has had barely 6 months of full-scale
scientific study in the past 60 years. Typically scientific
problems have at least a hundred or so James McDonald-caliber
scientists devoting 24/7 to the problem, living breathing and
dreaming it, whether it be cetology, astrophysics, seismology or

With UFOs it has been almost zero such scientific effort. The
Condon Project was comprised almost entirely of part- timers,
most of whom were not McDonald caliber, spending less than two
years on it. Being generous call that effective full-time
equivalents of 100 scientists working full-time less than 3
months on UFOs.

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