From: John Harney <magonia.nul> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:11:59 -0000 Archived: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:10:41 -0500 Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:46:31 -0600 >Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox >>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 18:51:12 +0000 >>Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox >>Leslie Kean? Add to the discussion? I doubt it. She would simply >>be repeating the old UFO orthodoxy without any real insider's >>knowledge. >Leslie Kean would make a much-needed addition to the discussion. >She's one of the smartest, most informed people around, with an >impressive track record as investigator, author, and >spokesperson for our subject. If she's so smart, why did she include so many solved UFO cases in her book, and present them with hardly any critical comment? She seems to be unduly impressed by military uniforms with rows of medals, and with academic gowns, when assessing UFO reports, and she includes some contributions from persons notorious in ufology for their lack of objectivity. To take but two examples to start with, from the book UFOs: 1947-1997 (edited by Hilary Evans and Dennis Stacy, John Brown Publishing, London, 1997): In an article, The Belgian 1989-1990 UFO Wave, Belgian researcher Wim Van Utrecht expresses his doubts about the authenticity of the Petit-Rechain "flying triangle" photo, and his suspicions have recently proved to have been justified. He also provides plausible explanations for most (not all) other sightings in this UFO wave. The article Trans-en-Provence: When Science And Belief Go Hand In Hand, by Eric Maillot and Jacques Scornaux, is an excellent, detailed demolition job on this notorious UFO "landing" and the bungled investigations of it. For those who have the time to spare there is plenty of critical investigation and comment on the better-known sightings in Kean's book which should convince all but the most hopelessly credulous that it is little more than just another UFO gee-whiz book. John Harney 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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