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Re: Chase Brandon

From: Viktor Golubik <Diverge247.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:06:50 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:21:19 -0400
Subject: Re: Chase Brandon


>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:52:49 +0000
>Subject: Re: Chase Brandon

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:00:15 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Chase Brandon

<snip>

>Jerry:

>I guess years of feeling like being hung out to dry and not
>taken seriously has left a big shoe print on our collective
>behinds.

>Us, poor like old independent - serious researchers - afraid to
>challenge the crap that is sometimes handed out. Why don't we
>take ourselves seriously. No, no, not in the usual whining way
>but as an insult to the data we are presenting. The stuff
>backed up with documentation.

>The recent John Fox 'documentary' was an insult to Hastings. Fox
>took recorded testimony, backed by documentation and basically
>ignored it. Why didn't someone call Fox out on his ability to
>read and understand English? Here again, who the hell in the UFO
>community keeps allowing people like this to get away with
>murder - murder of the information.

>People, don't get this desperate.

>KK

Kathy,

Your underlying assumption is that good evidence exists. It
unfortunately does not. Most of it falls apart under proper
examination. One can also find alternative explanations under a
fair assessment of the data. Don't rely on others to supplant
your thinking or conduct your analysis for you.

Sure, there might be five good cases but it's hardly enough to
push it over the top, foster viable scientific support, or to
make extraordinary claims stick in the manner we'd hope. Ufology
in general is a classic example of putting the cart before the
horse.

Finding a true signal in all the noise (mostly nonsense), would
be an extraordinary feat and for that reason has yet to
materialize. Trying to make a claim, unfortunately necessitates
that you probably have to invite in about 95% of the formulaic
riffraff into the courtroom. And easier yet, you don't actually
have to have them present, since their cultural presence has
already stampeded you at the doorway.

So our minds are open to the existence of extraordinary
phenomena and we feel we are right. Ok, I can live with _just_
that.


Viktor




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