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Re: Skeptic Wanted

From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 15:44:42 -0400
Archived: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:48:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Skeptic Wanted


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 09:10:16 -0700
>Subject: Skeptic Wanted

>I would like to hear your thoughts on who might be regarded as a
>'respected skeptic' (living) re. Ufology, specifically. Not a
>debunker - those who say, black to our white - rather someone
>who has done research and offers a good argument.

>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...


Hello Frank and Listers,

You pointed out a very interesting issue: who can be regarded a
"respected skeptic" under the requirements that you present? I
have given a lot of thought to this issue for years. I am
looking forward to see what comes up from this questioning.

But if I may, please let me help to define the term "research"
that you use. I believe that it should be considered a _real_
and _proper_ investigation, in the sense that the investigator
should interact on several levels with the case that they are
investigating, through personal contact and interviews of the
witnesses, visit and evaluate the site of the ocurrence and its
surroundings, exchange info with other investigators of the same
case doing the same research (pro and con) etc.

In my view, 'research' should never include the preferred
skeptic's methods: those 'evaluations' of cases done in the
comfort of an office from an 'armchair point of view'. Look back
to our pioneers, who went to the fields and talked to the
witnesses, and folow their good example.

If you accept my help in defining the term "research" as above,
then it will take us to another question: what skeptic, after
doing proper research of at least a few good cases, can still
remain a skeptic about the UFO Phenomena? If one does their
homework properly, how would they not see the abundance of
evidence that we are being visited?

Just a few thoughts.


--- A. J.



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