From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:03:55 +0100 Archived: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:03:11 -0400 Subject: The Scientific Method [was Re: Nick Pope's >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:59:36 -0500 >Subject: Re: Nick Pope's Credibility Blown <snip> >>There are far worse things that damage the "reputation" of >>ufology than people like Nick earning a living by working for >>advertisers from time to time. For example, the casual >>anti-Semitism that has been an undercurrent of ufology (and >>conspiracy theory in the broader context) for decades now. <snip> Ha! Such talk is always a non-sequitur http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_(logic) and very often a red-herring. The reason is that in any discipline, including Ufology, the route to progress lies in the scientific method, first outlined by Bacon and Descartes: 1 "To lay aside received opinions" - (Descartes - "To accept nothing as true which I did not clearly recognize to be so"); 2 "to refrain the mind for a time from the highest generalizations" - (Descartes - "carefully to avoid precipitations and prejudice in judgments") - [which was code for 'religion' in their day, the political or science dogma of our own times] see: www.perceptions.couk.com/answers001.html#method Which means that any 'scientific' observer must forget (hard to do - but necessary) all talk of "race". "nation" and even "country" - because they don't really exist. see www.perceptions.couk.com/norace.txt and maybe www.perceptions.couk.com/causes.html#cause11 I.e all so-called "races" are only temporary subdividings of humanity - usually caused by geographical isolation - which eventually disappear when re-assimulation takes place. In the recent (last few tens of millenia) case you cite, the "racial" group you call 'Semites' is mostly composed of the Arab peoples (i.e today within Islam) and should therefore be immune from any insults re: banking (classical usury). see www.perceptions.couk.com/ed4.html And their re-assimulation _is_ taking place today: I've worked in the Med and Middle-east and some of my Jewish friends were brown or blond-haired, with green or hazel eyes (I recall that some girls were freckled). So a real, scientific ufologist cannot be recruited by nationalist or racist propaganda. Cheers Ray D PS - maybe more controversial: it's possible that even the division of gender ('sex') might be a parochial and therefore scientifically 'unreal' concept. I.e. it now seems that gender is 'invented' (and maybe is only useful) in fairly primitive settings where organisms are surrounded by parasitic and viral 'diseases' - so genetic re- combinings are useful as a defense. see Matt Ridley's 'The Red Queen - Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature' 1993 ISBN 0-670-843571 and maybe www.perceptions.couk.com/genes4.html#male Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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