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Re: Two Anniversaries This Week - Jones

From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:01:59 +0100
Fwd Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:41:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Two Anniversaries This Week - Jones

 >From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 19:36:56 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
 >Subject: Re: Two Anniversaries This Week

 >Good day Sean!

 >Missed anniversaries? Oh yeah...

 >Maybe you should have had that cup of coffee first after you
 >woke up and before you started to press the keys on your

Erm, yes, I guess I should have drunk that first cup of coffee
before I put finger to keyboard :o)

 >For the record, the day you wrote your e-mail to UFO UpDates was
 >my birthday, but that is okay if you forgot.  ;o)

I take it the card never arrived ;o)

 >Apollo 11 blasted off to the Moon on July 17 (I remember since
 >that is my younger sister's birthday) and Neil did not place his
 >foot on the Moon until July 20 (not June 5), 1969.

 >As for the two spacecraft you mentioned, Voyager 2 was launched
 >on August 20 (I remember this too since that is my older
 >sister's birthday) and Voyager 1 was launched a few days later
 >on September 5 (not June 4), 1977.

 >Finally, Pioneer 10 (launched March 2, 1972) and Pioneer 11
 >(launched April 5, 1973) preceeded the launch of the two Voyager
 >spacecraft and, although not as fast as them, were the first
 >"interstellar" spacecraft launched from Earth (at least in
 >modern times...).

 >Nick Balaskas

To clarify my mistook.

The dates actually came from a calendar that I have on my desk
and I did not bother to check the before I posted. I was
unusually lax as I would have checked them before under "normal"
conditions, so I consider myself duly chastised.

One thing that this mistake did bring to mind.

(Before I start, I am not a conspiracy buff)

If "the press" can make _legitimate_ mistakes like that, both in
print and on TV could it lead others into making similar
mistakes, and when do they then become _fact_?

If I may mis-quote "history is written by the victors"


George Orwell, in his book 1994,

I paraphrase again, "we cannot change the present, but we can
change the past, instead of saying that we would produce 150
units, and we only produced 120 units, we will therefore say we
originally said that we would produce 100 units, so we have then
exceeded our estimates by 20 units"

Follow my drift?

    In an infinite universe, infinitely anything is possible.
                         Sean Jones

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