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Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 07:50:27 -0500
Archived: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:31:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 23:53:24 -0300
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 18:00:25 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 16:12:31 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>>>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>>Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 08:57:37 -0300
>>>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>>I have only one question:

>>>How, exactly, was this hoax on Kenneth Arnold carried out?

><snip>

>>All other arguments are a complete waste of time and only lead
>>to downward death spirals to nowhere, i.e. the history of
>>Ufology and its infighting.

>Yeah, that never happens in intelligence - in any armed force,
>government, police, judicial, science...and a million other
>interests, just in the study of this phenomenon.

>Why waste our time with what we already know.

>You are sure getting a lot of mileage out of nothing so far. The
>good thing is, you do have Kathy Kasten on your side.

>Produce the goods.

Exactly, Don.

In instances like these, of which there are almost countless
examples over the history of ufological discourse (one virtue of
being in the despised Old Guard: you've seen it all before, and
you know a latest shiny new toy when you see one), somebody
conjures up some extraordinary notion, then buttresses and
follows it with over-the-top rhetoric and demonization of all
doubters, current and potential.

James Carrion would be well advised to can the attacks and to
lay out his case in precise fashion, sans the off-putting
hyperbole.  Only then will we be able to determine if his
evidence matches his polemics.  So far, the latter is sounding a
lot louder than the former, and the pattern is looking
dismayingly familiar.


Jerry Clark



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