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'Trained Observers'?

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 01:29:59 +0100
Archived: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 22:31:20 -0400
Subject: 'Trained Observers'?


>Source: The San Francisco Sentinel - California, USA

>http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=5919

>11 October 2007

>Opening The X-files Inside Britain's UFO Project

>By Raf Sanchez

<snip>

>there was enough information, usually in the
>form of radar signatures and visual sightings by trained
>observers like RAF pilots, yet still no one was able to identify
>the object.

<snip>

There it is again, that ubiquitous yet rarely questioned phrase:
'trained observers'.

Can anybody enlighten me as to the training in observation, or
as observers, that RAF pilots receive? (I am particularly
curious about that part of their training that educates these
dedicated professionals as to how they should proceed when
observing an object that they cannot identify - and I mean
'while observing', not which forms to fill in afterwards)

Can anybody further enlighten me as to why, in a results
oriented military culture, none of these RAF pilots ever seem to
pass their exams in observation and become 'qualified
observers'?

Can anybody even further enlighten me as to which other
organisations avail themselves of this RAF training (is it
commercially available as a means of offsetting the costs of
British air defence?) such that it makes sense to speak of
'trained observers_like_RAF pilots'?

Or could it just be that this is a glib, rhetorical turn of
phrase, coined in order to lend a particular class of witnesses
an enhanced status, and then mindlessly repeated until it
becomes embedded in our discourse as a meaningless sign?

--
Gerald O'Connell

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