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Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 17:24:44 -0600
Archived: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:32:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 12:22:58 -0500
>Subject: Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

>>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 15:45:35 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

>>My major complaint was that Buzz Aldrin seemed, to me anyway, at
>>one point, to be saying that UFO sightings are highly dubious
>>because people are easily fooled.

>It is a well-established fact that people, in general, _are_
>easily fooled. As such, the majority of UFO sightings are
>'highly dubious' and need to be approached with a healthy dose
>of scepticism.

Where, exactly, has it been established that people are "easily
fooled"? I mean this not as a rhetorical question but as a
serious one. Nobody disputes that people can be fooled. It's the
adverb "easily" I have trouble with, at least as a sweeping

It seems to me that there may be an implicit but empirically
dubious presumption underlying such claims generally: namely,
people report extraordinary anomalies. Extraordinary anomalies
don't exist. Therefore, people are easily fooled.

This is an empirically testable hypothesis, arguably. So where,
specifically, is the evidence? I'm curious.

Jerry Clark

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