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Re: Chase Brandon

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:06:21 -0500
Archived: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 06:55:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Chase Brandon


>From: Viktor Golubik <Diverge247.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:06:50 -0400 (EDT)
>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.

Nothing in the history of the UFO controversy, about which I
know something having written extensively about it, supports the
sort of wishful thinking expressed above, simply a recitation of
worn debunker talking points and no more.

In reality, the most puzzling cases have withstood withering
examination. And yes, one can always find "alternate
explanations" even if they don't stand up to more sober
analysis.

When I urge critical thinking on all concerned, I do not exempt
self-described skeptics. I _definitely_ don't exempt them.


Jerry Clark



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