From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:15:33 -0000 Archived: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:51:32 -0400 Subject: Good Advice From Jacques Vallee [Quotation begins] "First, it is a mistake to believe in Authority, or to put blind faith in official reports, scientific theses, or the theory of a particular author, whenever a point of research is discussed. As objective as my reader perhaps thinks I am, I cannot help but have a general image in mind as I write this book, and so do all writers, even writers on subjects as amenable to objective analysis as chemistry or geometry - no matter how loudly they deny being biased. Therefore one must borrow from books only those elements that appear properly documented, and they must be confronted with a larger human context. A good researcher should not be afraid to change his mind; he should not feel desperate because his comforting beliefs leave him as soon as he begins to think critically. If he applies these rules, he may not solve all the problems he attacks, but at least he will be less likely to fall victim of every delusion or fad that is associated with them. Just as some cheap magazines are deliberately written to generate fear in the public and to capitalize on that fear, some scientific reports are deliberate hoaxes designed to reinforce the credibility of our scientific, political, or military establishments. This is a fact of life, and it should not discourage one from the study of science. It does not necessarily mean that anybody is hiding some formidable truth. <i>If the idea that science knows nothing about certain phenomena is unacceptable to the public, why should it be more easily acceptable to professional scientists?</i> [his stress] For a scientist, the only valid question, in this context, is to decide whether the phenomenon can be studied by itself, or whether it is an instance of a deeper problem." --Jacques Vallee - 'Passport to Magonia' [Quotation Ends] Think that's excellent advice, both general and particular, from Gov't abuse of science misquotes and downright lies - on GM foods, drugs policy, and "prison works" etc (mostly since proven to be lies, but that's _not_ publicised), to Big Science's present failure to address its total ignorance of the cause(s) of mass / inertia / half-life etc - which absence, if you peer back through the structure of Relativity _and_ Quantum theories, leaves a gaping chasm under _all_ of modern physics. Einstein had that foreboding, way back in '55 - see www.perceptions.couk.com/blinded.html#ein - and, if you read his paper 'The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity' (1916) you might see why. He followed Mach in saying the secret of inertia/mass (centrifugal force in his terms) lay in the "fixed stars" - which are distant by at least half the radius of the observable universe but somehow conspire to keep a uni- cyclist - or a spinning coin - upright INSTANTANEOUSLY from moment to moment. Yup, that's _not_ "easily acceptable to professional scientists", nor is the fact that any primal "force" involved can be seen have variable effects - i.e. 'half-life' is _not_ a constant - although mainstream science thought - and swore - it was. 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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