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Re: 7F Basket Of Ufology

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 13:27:16 -0400
Archived: Thu, 17 May 2012 07:10:05 -0400
Subject: Re: 7F Basket Of Ufology


>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 17:11:54 +0200
>Subject: Re: 7F Basket Of Ufology

>>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 22:37:39 +0100
>>Subject: 7F Basket Of Ufology

>>Long time UFO researcher and pal of mine George Wingfield has
>>been sounding off about the 'snake oil salesmen' of Ufology.

>>http://www.bikebob.org/TrueBelievers.html

>>Here's a snippet from his piece at the link above:

>>"At this stage I believe that it is useful to list some cases of
>>alleged ET contact that serious UFO researchers have firmly
>>consigned to what I call the "7F Basket".

>>The '7F' signifies falsehood, fiction, fantasy, fraud, fakery,
>>folklore and flapdoodle.

>>Here are ten examples of well known cases that can be firmly
>>consigned to the 7F Basket of ufology:-"

>Ok, maybe he'd like to make a list of ten cases that are widely
>held by experts (including himself) to be true?

I believe there can be some agreement on obvious nonsense, but
getting agreement among researchers in regard to particular
cases usually ends up in a long involved discussion of the Pros
and Cons. Even of the most famous cases, I don't think you
could get widespread agreement among most researchers.

I tend to agree with nearly all of George's "Top 10" list, but
some still have their proponents and probably always will. But
I've also noticed over the years that UFO Researchers that
remain in the field for a while tend to become 'True Believers'
or 'Rational Skeptics' over the long haul. George tended to
have a good head on his shoulders, from what I read many years
ago, and it doesn't surprise me that he avoided becoming a True
Believer.



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