From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:47:31 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:39:53 -0400 Subject: Re: Klass' Infamous Theory About Valentich Incident >From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:07:27 -0300 >Subject: Re: Klass' Infamous Theory About Valentich Incident >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:06:26 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Klass' Infamous Theory About Valentich Incident >Hi Stan and Jerry, >I was often staggered by the simplistic - simple minded really - >explanations of various UFO encounters made by Klass during his >time at the "skeptic" helm. Given the man's intelligence, his >was another of those weird personalities like Donald Menzel who >would ignore 90 percent of a report while fixating on the other >ten percent that could possibly explain the case away as >something prosaic while ignoring their own training, >particularly Menzel whose background was in physics and >astronomy. >Klass's background was technical but in each case these two were >prepared to throw out their training in order to come up with >ridiculous explanations. >I don't believe that either of these two were doing this out of >fervent disbelief but were acting on another agenda. They are >gone now but others seemed to have stepped into the spaces they >left behind. My exasperation over explanations offered by skeptics caused me to become 'Skeptical of the Skeptics'. This skepticism on my part is embedded in the paper "Prosaic Explanations: the Failure of UFO Skepticism http://www.brumac.8k.com/prosaic1.html In that paper I recite how Klass was willing to disregard evidence from basic photographic physics, evidence which I patiently explained to him, in order to "explain" one of the events filmed during the famous December 1978 New Zealand sightings. True believer? I'd say so. 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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