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Re: Laws Of Physics

From: Eric Jacobson <ejacobson74.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 00:36:16 -0500
Archived: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 05:54:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Laws Of Physics


>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:12:39 +0000
>Subject: Re: Laws Of Physics

>>From: Eric Jacobson <ejacobson74.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 01:31:57 -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

><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.

>Mr. Jacobsen,

>With all due respect, you must also be unfamiliar with the facts
>of this case. There is nothing "insufficient" about the data.
>These were not little lights in the distance that flickered on
>and off, they were glowing red discs of appreciable apparent
>size that flew beneath the airliner, and also were observed by
>ground witnesses. The pilots were looking DOWN and saw the
>objects against the terrain.

Richard,

Then that's a more substantial case. Obviously I didn't go back
and read the preceding posts carefully enough.

Any way my point was not so much about that particular case as
about the endless back and forth with Bob about what's
"possibly" "probably" "maybe" an explanation.

This is an activity which I myself have engaged Bob in at length
in the past, but it really doesn't seem to advance anything.


Best wishes,

Eric


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