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Anecdotal Testimony & Scientific Observation

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:49:19 -0500
Archived: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:49:19 -0500
Subject: Anecdotal Testimony & Scientific Observation

Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Anecdotal Testimony And Scientific Observation
Kevin Randle

Here is a question that will become increasingly important in
the coming years. When does anecdotal testimony become
scientific observation? Or conversely, when does scientific
observation deteriorate into anecdotal testimony?

We have been gathering data in the UFO field for decades (I'm
not sure when a real effort began because we have divided
everything into periods... The Great Airship of 1897, the Foo
Fighters of WW II and the Ghost Rockets in Europe in 1946.)
During some of those periods serious scientific investigations
were attempted. The Foo Fighters were of intelligence interest
during the war and were taken quite seriously by the military
according to the good work done by Keith Chester. The Ghost
Rockets were investigated by Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle
in 1946, and the Air Force began a serious look at UFOs in 1948.

We have seen, in scientific enquiry where what would be
considered in our world as anecdotal testimony has become
scientific observation. Back in 1803, French naturalist, Jean-
Bastiste Biot undertook a study of rocks that had fallen from
the sky. The French Academy of Sciences, just the year before,
had suggested that there were no rocks in the sky.

Here's what is significant today.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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