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Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?

From: Cory Cameron <corycameron_510.nul>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 22:44:26 -0400
Archived: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 11:15:13 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Ufology 'Anti-Science'?


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:26:30 -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.)


Hello Eleanor, List

I agree totally with your comment/observation Eleanor. How many
documentaries have I seen detailing Stanton Friedman's much
respected comments and research regarding ufology which I feel
are wholeheartedly truthful only to hear organ music in the
background or smart-ass commentary accompanying his own - which
to the unknowing eye makes Stan look like an idiot if the viewer
is unaware of his work or ufology in general.

If I can stretch your argument to include the treatment of ufo
researchers by t.v producers as much in the same when it comes
to skepticism. ie: One can argue that it often appears that TV
producers make the best skeptics; never mind the debunkers in
portraying ufo researchers as being nothing but backwoods
nutcases. The truth of the matter is that I can sit here and
debate the legitimacy of the MJ-12 documents with Stan in a
respectful and courteous manner but I challenge the same to be
done by members of the media with any one of us researchers.


Kindest and most concerned regards,

Cory



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