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Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 15:58:36 -0400
Archived: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 16:40:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?


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

<snip>

>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.

That would mean someone's looked at the data, right?

Why doesn't that someone tell is that it wasn't carried out
properly, or got no usable results then, if that were the case?

>Raw data should only be revealed with great caution. Often it
>needs statistical analysis. Without that analysis, people will
>jump to unjustified conclusions.

Well, if this analysis is stalled by lack of funds, and the
potential importance to society is as great as confirmation of
environmental disruption happening at the same dates and times
abductions are reported would be, at the very least the data
holders could make public any consistent _large_ parameter
disturbances at abduction times.

That wouldn't take $5,000 to do.

(Send me the raw data and I'll tell them whether that much
showed up, for free!)

>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.)

If there are only minor environmental disruptions at dates and
times abductions are reported, yes, only a first class
statistical analysis can determine the significance of the
experiment.

But close encounter experiencers report things like all
electrical/electronic equipment stopping.  That is a whopper
(forgive my unscientific term) of an environmental disruption,
and I want to see if there were any whoppers matching the times
and dates of the reported abductions.  Simple as that.

You don't need statistics for that much, and that much, I feel,
is _owed_ to both the abductees who participated and society as
a whole, _now_.

And by the way, if this isn't a "CUFOS" study, what
is the official name of it?


Eleanor White




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