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Re: Kumburgaz Turkey UFO Videos

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:14:10 +0100
Archived: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 08:05:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Kumburgaz Turkey UFO Videos

Hello List,

Thought things were clear, but, seeing some stuff still being
written, have added a caution to a page.

Here it is:

[Begin Quote]

'Categorizing' is a useful tool - and is used after the analysis
phase of a scientific investigation. However, folk over-
impressed by its efficiency sometimes apply it at the initial
phase of data-gathering. As a result they might declare 'That's
impossible/a hoax!' even before any analysis.

That fatal 'pre-judging' is a typical weakness of older or more
dogmatic scientists - see Clarke's First Law

Here's some famous examples of eminent scientists making fools
of themselves - by pre-judging the data, or categorizing before


[End Quote]

If we need reminding, that First law says "When a distinguished
but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is
almost certainly right. When he states that something is
impossible, he is very probably wrong."



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