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Petition Debates Underscore The Divide

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:59:40 -0500
Archived: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:59:40 -0500
Subject: Petition Debates Underscore The Divide

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November 28th, 2011

Petition Debates Underscore The Divide
by Billy Cox

Among the unintentional consequences of the White House We The
People petition drive - currently gauging public interest on
everything from marijuana laws to Net neutrality - is an
emerging glimpse into the polarization of the UFO dilemma in
America. In rebuffing two recent petitions calling for an end to
the alleged coverup of "extraterrestrial" interactions with
Earthlings, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, at the
very minimum, demanded a higher standard of proof from a field
of research renowned for its fractiousness.

Though the OSTPís Phil Larson needed galoshes for the cloudburst
of jeers provoked by his recent "no credible evidence of
extraterrestrial presence here on Earth" petition response,
Leslie Kean rushed to his defense. The author of UFOs: Generals,
Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Kean staked
the credibility of her 2010 New York Times bestseller on working
with, and getting endorsements from, sources with unassailable
CVs. On the Record challenged "scientists who should no longer
be allowed the luxury of denial," and urged American
establishment science to grow a pair and join the rest of the
world in conducting public and transparent research. A study
with integrity, she argues, could reap a windfall in expanding
our understanding of physics.

In a Huffington Post blog two weeks ago, Kean hammered not
Larsonís response, but the "inappropriate and fundamentally
flawed content of the [We The People] petitions themselves."
Kean, whose work was turned into a History Channel documentary
last summer, took the petition authors to task for using
presumptuous language.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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