From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:12:11 -0400 Archived: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:12:11 -0400 Subject: Debunkers Irrational Uninformed And Ignorant Source: Frank Warren's UFO Chronicles http://tinyurl.com/7sest3t Thursday, March 29, 2012 UFO Debunkers: Irrational, Uninformed And Ignorant Stanaton T Friedman In early February, 2012, Andre Skondras, who distributes many interesting UFO articles on the internet, carried a 15 page 2008 article by Tim Printy entitled The UFO Disclosure Myth; I am a primary target of the last portion of the article. I also found his paper My Skeptical Opinion about UFOs. Clearly he is a debunker not a skeptic. He seems to know very little though he has strong opinions. Printy starts the long piece with this comment: "Man is a credulous animal and must believe something: In the absence of good grounds for belief he will be satisfied with bad ones." -Bertrand Russell. This is a fine description of the debunking of people like Printy; they have no good grounds to support their negativity, so bad ones will do. He claims even the most hardened Ufologist who believes that there is something behind these reports will admit that at least nine out of ten cases are misperceptions and hoaxes. The values usually turn out to be more like 3-10% of the reports remaining unexplained". No source is given for this ridiculous proclamation. In Blue Book Special Report 14 it was found that 21.5% of 3201 sightings investigated for the USAF by scientists at BMI could not be explained, this completely separate from the 9.3% listed as insufficient information; furthermore, the better the quality of the sighting - the more likely to be unexplained. In Richard Hall's The UFO Evidence it was found that 746 of the 4500 (16.6%) cases examined could not be explained. According to a special UFO subcommittee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 30% of the 117 cases investigated by the University of Colorado could not be explained. The one book of mine he lists has a 9 page bibliography which lists all these sources and many more. I have quoted these numbers before. The point is that Printy has no leg to stand on. Better he should throw a dart at a dartboard with numbers on it. [More at site... ] 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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