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Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 10:49:24 -0400
Archived: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 17:20:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:23:02 -0000
>Subject: Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens

>>Source: The Skeptics Society - Altadena, California, USA

>>http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/07-11-14.html#feature

>>Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

>>Dr. David Morrison is Senior Scientist of the NASA Astrobiology
>>Institute. He is a recent recipient of the American Astronomical
>>Society's Carl Sagan Medal honoring his efforts to explain
>>science to the public.

><snip>

>>It is easy to see how weak the
>>evidence is when we compare with other phenomena that are
>>increasingly well documented. For example:


Martin and Lan,

You can rest assured that there will not be a nasty debate among
the skeptics over these glaring mistakes and omissions. He will
not be brought to task for his inaccuracies by his skeptical
peers who's skepticism will abandon them during the reading of
his remarks. When is a skeptic not a skeptic-when it comes to
critical review of their own skeptical musings. Unlike we who
get into disagreements-often nasty ones-over cases and
positions, Morrison's remarks will go unchallenged by the
skeptics.

More critical minds than Morrison's-it seems-also working at
NASA have looked at the phenomenon and  decided that it is real
and worthy of study. Paul R. Hill and Richard Haines come to
mind.

If this is an example of Morrison's explaining science to the
public-which frankly, in this case,is simple minded-then he
should give back his medal. To be honest the reading of his
explanations was amusing. It struck me as so naive that I
discounted him out of hand.

But he has the floor and the ear of those that 'matter' and will
be taken more seriously than any of us despite his glaring
mistakes.


Don Ledger




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