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Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:25:21 +0100
Archived: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:51:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Lord Martin Rees "Only Kooks See UFOs"


>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:51:04 -0500
>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.

<snip>

>>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."

First - Lord Rees hasn't checked the evidence.
An earlier post, at:

www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/sep/m12-001.shtml

mentioned that scientists (first Hynek and later Haines) have
established that "about one in five professionals who look at
the skies see strange things they can't account for".

Second - Lord Rees is not really an 'authority', even in the
scientific world (as opposed to Royal circles).

I recall him admitting, in a BBC interview some years ago, that
he "wasn't really confident about anything (in physics) that
came after Newton". Most scientists, even text-book quoting
academics, are aware that Newtonianism is dead and has been
defunct for nearly a century, since Relativity and Quantum came
on the scence.

So anything said by Lord Rees is at best the biased ramblings of
an elderly and confused amateur who once had pretensions to
being a scientist.

Harsh but true,


Cheers

Ray D



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