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Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

From: Eric Jacobson <ejacobson74.nul>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 01:31:57 -0500
Archived: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:16:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002


>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:21:32 EST
>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 00:59:55 EST
>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:20:52 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>>>>Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 20:48:03 EST
>>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

><snip>
>
>>>>No, seemed to move away because they were burning out. The
>>>>giveaway was that they blinked out _randomly_, not in order of
>>>>their "formation", because the sizes of the debris were random.

><snip>

>>If the explanation is an absolute embarrasement,

>Yeah, like the probability that these were flying saucers which
>reversed their direction instantly at hundreds or thousands of
>miles per hour without violating the laws of physics _is not an
>embarrassment?

>Or that bright meteors, a significant known cause of many IFOs
>over the past 55 years, are less likely to have been the cause?

I may be in the minority guys, but it seems kind of pointless to
me to go on and on arguing back and forth about "possible" and
"probable" explanations for reports which lack the necessary
information to to decide one way or the other, e.g. little
lights far away that flick on and off in different orders.

After all "probably," "possibly," "could be," do not really
advance knowledge.

Maybe more productive to toss such cases in the "insufficient
data" bin and move on to those for which more evidence is at
hand.

Eric Jacobson


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