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Mis-Identification [was: Larry King Live: Friday,

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:37:44 -0600
Archived: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:05:46 -0500
Subject: Mis-Identification [was: Larry King Live: Friday,

>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:02:53 +0000
>Subject: Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 08:44:57 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Larry King Live: Friday, November 9th, 2007

>>I was writing, as I thought you were, about human perception in
>>ordinary circumstances. Not, in other words, about traumatic
>>crimes, not deliberate, sophisticated misdirection, not
>>ignorance of complicated public-policy issues. I was simply
>>arguing something that I should think is undeniable: that if you
>>tell me a rabbit suddenly ran across your path in reasonable
>>viewing conditions, chances are strong that it was a rabbit and
>>not a large dog or a newspaper page pushed by the wind.

>Jerry, you've put your finger on it here. People sometimes
>report that a puma or some other big-cat has run across their
>path. When this happens in somewhere like south-east England,
>researchers often have to decide whether or not what the witness
>say was actually a large dog or a paper bag or some other
>mundane object.

The key issue, as I indicated above, is viewing conditions.
Mistaken observations are more likely to be made in twilight and
darkness than in broad daylight. Distance, of course, is another

Jerry Clark

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