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Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Young

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:15:28 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 10:25:13 -0400
Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Young

 >From: Wendy Connors <projectsign@worldnet.att.net>
 >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:01:10 -0600
 >Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Connors
 >To: updates@sympatico.ca

 >>From: Rogers Evans <shooter@afterimagephoto.tv>
 >>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:43:11 -0500
 >>To: updates@sympatico.ca
 >>Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO Updates - Evans

 >They do have a more honest right to an opinion on ufology in all
 >its forms based solely on having done the research, rather than
 >those who have not or failed to unbiasly read their contributions.
 >My bookshelf contains many examples of their acumen and
 >research...I don't see anything by you on the shelf. Therefore,
 >your opinion comes from the List rather than from your
 >contributions to research.

Wendy, Anyone who read that:

Thanks for giving us this wonderful example of "the UFO Elite".
I thought that we were on a discussion List, but maybe I was
mistaken. Does this mean that if one is losing an argument,
here, that an appeal to "authority" can be the only acceptable
way to proceed?

My, my. That is what ufology always seems to be accusing
"science" of doing. Why, with this rule old Doc Menzel and Uncle
Phil would have to retain advanced positions on your library

Based upon this, I can propose,

Wendy Connors' Default Law of Honest UFOlogy

In determining whether someone has The Honest Right to determine
The Truth, the weight of their argument shall be directly
proportional to the weight of their published output; with
double weight being assigned to self-published books, monographs
and articles in little flying saucer magazines; with an
adjustment of a triple weight being added to those works which
have only been read by participants with a "biased attitude". In
case of a dispute, the default setting shall be that of the
author with the more heavily footnoted pro-ETH position.

All kidding aside, this seems to be the 50 year methodology
of the science of ufology.

Clear skies,

Bob Young

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