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Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:13:03 -0000
Archived: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:47:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:35:58 +0000
>Subject: 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

>>With all the buzz this week about UFOs and the call for an
>>investigation into what the government is hiding from us about
>>extraterrestrial aliens, we thought we would ask a NASA official
>>in charge of dealing with the public about such matters, and
>>that is NASA scientist David Morrison. Read on for how Dr.
>>Morrison handles such queries as "where are you hiding the alien
>>bodies?" and other such matters.

>I think the responses to this have been a bit off kilter. It is
>certainly true that there is scientific dishonesty and a degree
>of waywardness about the article content but no more so than for
>example in this from the List yesterday;

>John F. Kennedy knew of extraterrestrials and wrote a memo to
>CIA to release information just 12 days before his assassination
>http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/540748

>Is it alright for Ufologists to spout bunkum but not others or
>is it that somehow we have implied licence but expect more from
>scientists?

As one of the respondents criticised I should protest that 'we'
are not a collective. I neither grant ufologists license nor wish
to have the benefit of any such license. In my book Dr Morrison
enjoys no such license either, and yes, one does expect better of
some people who are in positions of influence.

If you are complaining that not every single unreasonable list-
post gets equal critical time from me then I can only plead
guilty. There are limited hours and resources in a day. I hope
this offering goes some way to redress the imbalance.


Martin Shough



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