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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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