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Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO

From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 22:14:27 +0100
Archived: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:59:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 18:42:39 +0100
>Subject: Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO Sighting

>>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:28:22 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO Sighting

>>If a pilot sees a UFO, his word is generally taken as gospel.
>>Does the same apply if an experienced pilot offers a mundane
>>explanation for a UFO sighting?

>This story is no more than a few whisps of anonymous anecdote
>about which there is nothing worthwhile to be said. But your
>generalised point is interesting:

>'Pelicanists' (if I may use a term that you embrace with good
>humour) like to argue rationally that the appeal to 'expert
>witnesses' or 'qualified observers' is one that has no weight;
>but when a pilot "thinks he has an explanation" I sense rather
>less sceptical pursing of lips and a readiness - even an
>eagerness - to accept him as 'an experienced pilot' who surely
>ought to know what he's talking about, even if what is being
>talked about is unattributed rumour.

Well then you sense more than I do.



John Rimmer
<j.rimmer.nul>


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