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Re: The Roswell Investigation & The Skeptics

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 20:25:06 +0000
Archived: Thu, 10 May 2012 07:17:24 -0400
Subject: Re: The Roswell Investigation & The Skeptics

>From: post.nul
>To: UFO-updates-list
>Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 03:34:26 -0400
>Subject: UFO UpDate: The Roswell Investigation & The Skeptics

>Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective Blog


>Sunday, May 06, 2012

>The Roswell Investigation And The Skeptics


>I have seen, over the last several months, nothing but criticism
>from the world of the skeptic about our efforts to assemble a
>team to investigate the Roswell claims. We have published little
>about our investigation, other than to announce the members of
>the team, and the skeptics and debunkers have found nothing to
>like about it. They are convinced that all we will do is
>reinforce the ideas that have already been published. That is,
>we'll endorse the extraterrestrial and that is it.


I just tried communicating with Don Schmitt and making an appeal
to rethink out of the box that members of the team created for
themselves. All I got in response was a very defensive comment
that I was slinging arrows and discounting all the witness
testimony. No, what I was calling for was a coming together of
interested members of the UFO community. In essence creating a
"juried panel of peers" to make suggestions to help the team
refine their approach. Just as would be done in an academic
setting. A setting Kevin has suggested should be done in a
chapter in one of his single author books.

After all, isn't everyone wanting a true to the core solution to
the problem and would be willing to support a group or team
willing to revisit and re-examine the data, reread the any or
find more supporting documents. The approach of laying all the
different scenarios out on the table, as a group together not
playing we're the team and you're not. Discounting those
scenarios that are not supported. Then, anything left, in the
words of Sherlock Holmes, author Conan Doyle's character who was
based on Dr. Bell - probably the first forensic pathologist in
history: when all probable solutions are discounted and only the
most improbable supported by the facts is the solution.

(Oh, go ahead correct the quote. I am paraphrasing.)

It looks like the UFO problem will not be solved because the
people claiming to be interested in solving it are too invested
in their ego stake in the game. One can't behave that way when a
new field of research wants to be accepted by the academics.
Later on, once the field is accepted into the academic world,
then participants can play the ego game.


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