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Re: Abduction credibility

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 12:01:26 -0700
Fwd Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 13:15:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Abduction credibility

>  From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>, on 10/12/97 10:21 AM:
>  From: ujack@pop3.scrapcity.cnchost.com [Mark Medford]
>  To: updates@globalserve.net
>  Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 00:05:39 +0000
>  Subject: No Absolutes?

>  How, then, do we measure the credibility of the event? Might we
>  say, for instance: if an encounter fits 60% (or whatever) of
>  the established profile, it's "credible" - allowing room for those
>  aspects that are - understandably - subject to one's unique
>  perspective. I think it's important to keep in mind the ambiguous
>  nature of the phenomenon. Even with the common cold, six different
>  people can suffer (or not) in a hundred different ways! They still
>  have a cold...

I think Hynek's standard for credibility stands us in good stead here.
If only a single witness reports an event, its credibility can be no more
than 3, no matter how credible the witness may be.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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