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Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:24:53 -0400
Archived: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 07:24:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:43:21 -0600
>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:38:57 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:24:19 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

<snip>

>>>The repeated use of "belief" betrays the perspective from which
>>>this study is being conducted.

>>>Caveat emptor.

>>Yes, I'm afraid so, Jerry. I guess then I'm supposed to be a
>>"believer". Maybe I should make up a shrine or something.

>Maybe we should just go whole hog and start a church, Don.

>When it comes to anybody's positive assessment of UFOs as
>genuine anomalies, it's never that person's opinion, point of
>view, analysis, judgment, perspective, reading of the evidence,
>or whatever. It's always just his or her "belief." I mean, what
>else could it possibly be?

>Now, let us pray.


Hi Jerry,

I blew up at Rick Howe one day on a local radio show (it covers
Atlantic Canada) over this exact same thing. Drivel. He was a
bit miffed at me but he called after the show to ask why I was
so pissed-off.

I went through it with him. Rick is level-headed, politically
astute so he was worth educating. I'd done his show some 15
times before. I told him I wasn't going to waste my time on this
sort of wild eyed crap. Treat me with some respect or don't
call. They are the ones making the money, not me.

I told him the next time he had to ask an investigator about
UFOs and his or her involvement; ask them what drew them to the
study of same in the first place and what they felt was real
about it.

I warned him that there would be some who would attempt to
colour the phenomenon with a psychological or cultist taint.

I also tried to get him away from the UFO as an alien artifact
and back to its real meaning.

Last September he had me on 4 shows in 6 days during the
anniversary of the Crash of Swissair 111-because of my book
about the event - so all was forgiven.


Don Ledger




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