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Re: Exeter Case 'Solved'

From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 12:47:33 -0700
Archived: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:31:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Exeter Case 'Solved'

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 12:41:30 +0100
>Subject: Re: Exeter Case 'Solved'

>>From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:58:54 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Exeter Case 'Solved'


>>Martin, et al,

>>I vaguely remember hearing about the McGaha/Nickell article,
>>when it was first published, but today was the first time I took
>>the time to read it. I'm sorry I wasted the time necessary to do

>>The contents of the article make it, in my opinion, little more
>>than a classic disinformation piece, hardly worth the time to
>>read it, and certainly not worth the time to write a long,
>>detailed analysis of the many flaws, oversights, and omissions
>>the article exhibits.

>I answered Peter's post and Don's response on another List
>without realising they had also been posted to this list (I've
>been travelling and not receiving mails properly) so I ought to
>quote here what I said there:

>I sympathise with Peter's feeling that my critique of N & McG is
>"not worth the time" but I disagree insofar as others have
>considered N & McG's effort of sufficient interest to cite it. I
>also disagree with the implication that Peter's own list of
>refutations is a waste of his and our time. I think it's always
>important to challenge influential tosh. And I think it's always
>valuable to test theories by examining limit cases in a
>quantitative way if possible because this puts a back-stop
>behind possible interpretations of "soft" testimony that people
>like N & McG may want to try to exploit.



I was not criticizing your post, in which you address the
article by McGaha and Nickell. I was criticizing the article
itself! I have no issue with the fact that you had raised and
addressed the issue of their article about Exeter.

I recall that you and I have 'crossed sabers' on at least one
occasion in the past, but this is, by no means, a repeat of that



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