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Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:55:02 -0300
Archived: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:41:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"


>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:13:13 +0100
>Subject: Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"

>>Source: HuffPo.Com

>>http://tinyurl.com/8rrk7cx

>>09/19/2012

>>Lord Martin Rees: Aliens Fascinate Everyone, But Only Kooks See UFOs
>>Lee Speigel

><snip>

>What extraordinary logical powers His Lordship possesses! "...if
>aliens had made the great effort to traverse interstellar
>distances to come here, they wouldn't just meet a few well-known
>cranks" he says. And how does he know they are cranks? Because
>they see UFOs of course.

>To think that any alien life-form would visit our illustrious
>planet without placing a visit to to meet the Astronomer Royal
>at the very top of its list of social priorities is, of course,
>utterly absurd.

>Still, nice to see that the Huffington Post pointing out that he
>is the 'official' Astronomer Royal. Wouldn't do to be lending
>credence to any of the unofficial ones would it?


Rees sounds like a bit of a kook himself.

UFOs are of course unidentified flying objects and it is a group
of words that mean just what they say. He of course is referring
to alien piloted vehicles which is in contention and has been
for many years.

McHahaa is, frankly, just too dismissive. His whole approach to
the subject smacks of personal history not to be repeated
elsewhere.

I like Pope's analogy re astronomers and ufologists.

McGaha brags about his thousands of hours looking at the night
sky and then outs other stronomers who look only at computer
simulations. What was McGaha looking for with the naked eye.
Luck of the draw I often think.

Usually when you see one of these phenomena it takes you by
surprise. You can't plan the sighting.

It was science that said pilots were wrong when they reported
lightning that went upward rather than down to Earth. Guess
which ones turned out to be right. Science gets things wrong all
of the time.

Controlled studies have driven us all nuts with claims about
which foods are best for you, which will give you cancer or plug
up your arteries, but then a few years later; a new study proves
that wrong.

And BTW, there are many astronomers that have reported
unidentifieds.

Not sure what isolated planet Rees lives on. Again, he hasn't
done his research.


Don Ledger



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