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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 21:51:30 -0700
Archived: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 22:05:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?


>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:25:48 +0100
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>Is this actually proven? This cliche gets repeated so often,
>without citation, that I suspect it might be a version on urban
>legend. Even if it did happen as claimed, surely there must be
>some other example of scientific myopia that people could quote,
>just for the sake of variety?

There are many examples where science arrogantly deemed some
ideas to be impossible, then later proven wrong. Some scientists
even initially dismissed the 'sprites' as being due to pilots'
imaginations, but now they have been well documented. I will
look up more info re the meteorites, but I remember seeing
direct quotes about that before. Modern science is a tool, but
it is not the end-all and be-all and is not infallible.

>As I have said before, anyone has a right to express any theory
>they like, no matter how barmy and half-baked. Others however
>have a right to dismiss it, not 'out-of-hand', but with the
>evidence of accumulated scientific knowledge. So far the only
>'evidence' offered seems to be 'I think UFOs are real craft, but
>I don't like the idea of the ETH, so I'll have to imagine
>something else'.

>Well then you'll know that these ideas are entertaining
>imagination-based speculation, not scientific theory. But keep
>going at it, because it's certainly giving us Pelicanists a
>chuckle!

That's my point. You guys are _assuming_ that certain ideas are
'laughable' but that is your _opinion_, it is not based on
evidence. Can you prove that some of these ideas are impossible?
No, you can't. I agree that some theories floating around are
very "out there" but to summarily dismiss any new thinking that
is out of line with your own reasoning is just wrong.

Just as with crop circles, I think that there may be multiple
explanations for UFOs. There isn't one theory that nicely
explains all of the observations made throughout history. I
agree that the ETH is a leading contender for some reports, such
as Roswell for example, but there are other kinds of sightings
that don't seem to fit in that little box. For ufologists to
assume that there must be just one explanation for the whole
phenomenon is also wrong.


Paul Scott Anderson

founder
Canadian Crop Circle Research Network
www.cccrn.ca




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