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 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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