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Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:42:15 +0100
Archived: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:44:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO


>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 22:14:27 +0100
>Subject: Re: Pilot Offers Earthly Explanation For UFO Sighting

>>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.

Yes I believe this is true.


Martin Shough



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