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Re: UFO Photographs And Film

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:28:01 -0400
Archived: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:19:35 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Photographs And Film


>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:44:06 -0600
>Subject: Re: UFO Photographs And Film

>>From: John Donaldson <John.Donaldson.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:46:07 +0000
>>Subject: Re: UFO Photographs And Film

>>>From: John Donaldson <John.Donaldson.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:48:09 +0100
>>>Subject: UFO Photographs And Film
>>>I am a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Glasgow

>><snip>

>>>I look forward to any and all responses, which I am happy to
>>>receive off or on-list

>>Dear List-Members,

>>In August I posted with some queries about the strength of
>>photographic evidence for the ETH. I received a number of very
>>helpful responses, with which I engaged in some correspondence,
>>before promising to post a general response to the list. Various
>>other commitments postponed that response until now:

>>I present some initial thoughts on some of the key evidence
>>taken by many to support the ET hypothesis (and perhaps other
>>non-prosaic theses). I assess such evidence from the perspective
>>of the neutral who does not have any inside knowledge of the UFO
>>phenomenon, has had no UFO experiences, and merely wishes to
>>decide, based on the evidence presented by ufologists, whether
>>or not the ETH is true. It seems to me that the non-prosaic
>>theses remain unproven, but not to such an extent that belief in
>>them is completely un-warranted.

>>I focus on the two strongest types of witness case, (1) visual-
>>photographic, and (2) visual-radar cases. On the former I think
>>the jury will remain out, at best, but on the latter I think
>>there is some prospect for settling the case one way or the
>>other.

><snip>

>>I hope that the members of this list find these thoughts
>>worthwhile.

>John,

>The crux of your reasoning seems to boil down to the old adage:
>incredible claims require incredible proof. Fair enough. But my
>concern is that there is a mindset that says, "Without the
>incredible proof we will not even investigate an incredible
>claim". Unless the UFO phenomenon is properly researched then it
>will always be a mystery and we will never solve it.

Which raises the question, Robert; if we do provide credible
proof; what the hell do we need these nebulous scientists for?
The hard work is done.


Don Ledger






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