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Re: Solved abduction cases?

From: DevereuxP@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 05:26:52 -0400 (EDT)
Fwd Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:54:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Solved abduction cases?

Dear Chris,

You wrote:

>From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows@cc.UManitoba.CA>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved abduction cases?
>To: updates@globalserve.net (UFO UpDates - Toronto)
>Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:23:42 -0500 (CDT)

CR: "...that Rutowski guy who you keep referring to..."

PD: Indeed. I must first and foremost apologize for habitually
leaving out the first 'k' in your surname. A curious blindness.
In order to eradicate the problem, I was told I should link the
correct version of your surname with a distinctive mental image.
I was nonplussed at first, but then came up with one. Now, every
time I have to deal with your surname, I see a cow wearing skis,
stuck in a rut... Seriously, though,as man whose surname ends
in an 'x' that sounds like an 'o' (or, really, an 'eu'), I know
how irritating it can be to have your name mispelled. Sorry.

Onto the less important matters in your posting:

CR: "Obviously, Paul, you've been smoking, but not inhaling. Much
of what is being said by serious North American researchers has
nothing to do with the ETH."

PD: You must be joking. You really shouldn't inhale. Scratch even
the most serious, and it is in there. A handful only do not
subscribe in one form or another, more or less openly.

CR: "...Gee, you mean just like Earth Lights?.."

PD: We are not talking about earth lights here. Different issues
are being dealt with. It is typical of you to jumble things up.

CR: "...I know you think I'm a closet ETH believer. Of course,
anyone who knows me and has actually read my work knows this is
not the case..."

PD: I'll take your word for it. It is possible that I just see
the worst side of you as I am a proponent of earth lights and you
have a very noisy bee in your bonnet about them. I assume,
therefore, your papers critiquing the ETH are as voluminous as
those attacking the TST and earth lights in general. I just
haven't seen those, so it gives me a biased view of you.

But I must stress that I have never thought you to be other than
serious and honest, only misguided in certain respects,  and I
wouldn't (and wasn't) accuse you of being a gauche ETHer.

CR: "In the context of my post, I was comparing abduction cases
to "ordinary" UFO reports. Since I note that a small percentage
of UFO reports do not have simple explanations, my suggestion is
that a small percentage of abduction cases do not have simple
explanations. In neither case does the small percentage of cases
automatically mean that aliens are implicated."

PD: Now you have said what you mean, it is a little clearer.
Though I still think it is dangerous to assume the matters are
equivalent. And I still don't understand what the factual basis
is of your assumption.

For further information on my views re UFO abductions, please
see my response to Jerry Clark.

Best wishes,

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