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Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam

From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:48:36 -0300
Archived: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:18:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam

>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To:  post.nul
>Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:29:44 -0600
>Subject: Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:38:36 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam

>>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 23:01:09 EDT
>>>Subject: Again The ETH Is A Scam


>>The ETH is a speculative inference - an implicit acknowledgement
>>of tentativeness and uncertainty - which some ufologists have
>>drawn from UFO reports, not from contactee stories.

>This is an excellent point. Application of the ETH to UFOs does
>not require its extension to contactee/abductee accounts, nor
>imply that these phenomena have any connection at all. At least
>some hesitancy to entertain the ETH can probably be attributed
>to this conflation, i.e., subscribe to the ETH and you've
>basically thrown in with George Adamski.

Right on. There seems to be a general resistance to words like
some and any. The right question is not "are all UFOs of ET
origin?", but "are any?". Not: are all MJ-12 documents, (which,
after all, came from different sources) genuine? But "are any?."
Not "are all people 7' tall?, but "are any? It used to be that
gold ore was worth mining if there was one ounce of gold per ton
of ore. Much less is needed now.

Stan Friedman

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