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Debunkers Irrational Uninformed And Ignorant

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


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.

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