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Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:40:08 -0400
Archived: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:50:28 -0400
Subject: Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 17:02:07 -0400
>Subject: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

>But it's been some time now that the modem-monitored home
>environment parameter study was completed by CUFOS in the homes
>of selected abductees. No analysis has ever been made, to my
>knowledge. And requests to see the raw data, <snip>
>have all met with various types of denial, or no response.

CUFOS didn't do this study, to the best of my knowledge.

It was done by an independent group. There could be many reasons
for not releasing the data. Including, very simply, that the
study failed, that it wasn't carried out properly, or got no
usable results.

Raw data should only be revealed with great caution. Often it
needs statistical analysis. Without that analysis, people will
jump to unjustified conclusions. I've seen this many times with
social science studies in my own field. (I do a lot of work on
the future of classical music, and information about the age of
the audience and ticket sales to classical concerts is important
to have. But it takes a lot of specialized understanding to know
what the raw data means. I've seen otherwise impressive social
scientists and journalists fall on their faces, by
misinterpreting these stats.)

That said, I'm curious about this study, too. Obviously, it
could be crucially important, just as Eleanor says.


Greg Sandow




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