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Re: Kumburgaz Turkey UFO Videos

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 08:33:03 -0400
Archived: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 22:41:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Kumburgaz Turkey UFO Videos


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 23:14:10 +0100
>Subject: Re: Kumburgaz Turkey UFO Videos

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

>Here it is:

>[Begin Quote]

>CAUTION
>'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
>analyzing.

>www.perceptions.couk.com/blinded.html#egs

>[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."

Ray,

Good luck in your quest. Most of those comments didn't take into
account the current technologies impact on mankind and how it's
used to influence people.

IMO, a number philosophical tenants are being stretched to the
breaking point by our use of technology to magnify our
capabilities.

But I will agree that this field is for the younger generation
to tackle at this point and I also wish them well.

FYI, a few people kept this type of "open mind" in the 'AA Film'
investigation, but they were shouted down for more than a
decade.

In the end, the majority probably had it right due to their
knee-jerk reaction, so does that make the reaction wrong?

But again, it becomes a pure matter of resources.


Steve



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