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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:26:30 -0400
Archived: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:45:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 22:27:41 +0100
>Subject: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

<snip>

>Do you think skeptics are generally better educated in science
>than UFO researchers? (Interestingly, the skeptical participants
>in a focus group I organized did _not_ think this was the case.
>However, one of the ufo researchers in a focus group thought this
>_was_ the case, commenting that this is why skeptic's "voice is
>weighter, and heavier and more listened to. It's because they are
>more articulate, they are better educated, they put themselves
>across better".)

The skeptics I've seen or read in documentaries and
articles do _not_ "put themselves across better."  What
makes them _seem_ weightier to casual viewers or
readers is that their words are framed to seem more
authoritative by producers and writers who intentionally
arrange that.

(And that needs to stop, in my view.)


Eleanor White




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