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Re: The Core Case

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:37:03 +0000
Archived: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:06:54 -0400
Subject: Re: The Core Case

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:28:49 +0100
>Subject: The Core Case [was The Fermi Paradox]

>>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 16:56:17 -0400
>>Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:43:49 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

>>>In fact there is a huge body of data strongly suggestive of alien
>>>visitation. Where are they? Right under our noses. The Fermi's of
>>>the world badly need to study that data very carefully.

>>This is why I urge again (having recently done so in response to
>>a post by Brad Sparks) that the very best cases need to be
>>agreed upon by the UFO researcher community, and summarized as a
>>single sheet handout for use every time the topic comes up, by
>>people calling into talk shows, by researchers being asked to
>>participate in documentaries - the summarized best needs to
>>become the default response at every opportunity.

>>Post it on the web for all to see and print off.

>>That simple move could start the field on it's way to the next
>>credibility plateau and is definitely worth the small amount of
>>time and money to do so.

>Eleanor's suggestion is a simple one, but it hits the nail
>squarely on the head. What she is talking about here is
>professionalising the PR so that it manifests as a single,
>credible, coherent, straightforward, easily understood message
>that hits home again and again.

>Part of the problem has been that the better the research, the
>worse the encapsulation and presentation. It's nobody's fault,
>but it's what often happens when experts who are deeply involved
>with the minutiae of their field naively hope that 'the facts
>will speak for themselves.' In a perfect world that would be so,
>but we face conditions where media manipulation of public
>opinion is the rule and factual accuracy is the exception. The
>only effective way to counter this is to use the presentational
>tricks and techniques of media manipulation in the service of
>the facts.


>OK, so what to do?

>If a figure (or group of figures who can work together without
>lapsing into mutual abuse) sufficiently well-respected in the
>research community were to take it upon themselves to poll the
>community and pull together a 'core case', that would take care
>of the content. At that stage I would be more than happy to
>volunteer my own time and expertise in crafting its
>presentation. Assistance from anybody with copywriting
>experience would be more than welcome, as would help from any TV
>personalities with a background in PR...

>This idea won't, in itself, win the game, but it could go a long
>way towards creating a level playing field for those who are
>constantly struggling to get a fair shake from a generally
>unsympathetic and factually ignorant media.

>Any takers?

>Gerald O'Connell


The problem is to get the people that matter and who could bring
about change to read the evidence or a summary of it. My effort
at presenting the Core Case can be read on my web site:


on the UFO Page, The Science Of UFOs: Facts vs. Stereotypes.

It is reasonably concise for such a complicated subject, and
could be read as an Executive Summary of my much longer work
providing more details and documentation than anyone ever wants
to know, The UFO Evidence, Vol. II.

- Dick Hall

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