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Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"

From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:51:04 -0500
Archived: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:58:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:55:02 -0300
>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.

Don, sometimes the insecurities behind the ironic American dogma
"in the name of science, UFOs should not be investigated" eerily
reminds me of our other American dogma, "in the name of
terrorism, personal freedoms need not be protected."



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