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Re: Mantell Refereed Paper

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 23:06:51 +0000
Archived: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 06:07:14 -0500
Subject: Re: Mantell Refereed Paper

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 17:32:32 EST
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Mantell Refereed Paper

>Good Afternoon List, All -

>The study of the Mantell case, or at least the first pass study,
>has been completed. By checking the references you can see what
>was used to put together the study. I have also included many of
>the other references to Mantell and it seems to me that a
>complete reference guide (or as complete as possible) might be
>of value. So if you have additional references, even if they add
>nothing to what we already know, let's have them.

>The idea here is to build a "refereed" paper about Mantell.
>While there are two journals devoted to UFOs, their publishing
>schedule can be erratic and their space is limited. So this
>paper will begin a tradition of using the Internet to create a
>sort of library of refereed papers.

>For those interested, read over the paper and then send the
>comments along to Errol here on UpDates. Be sure to mention that
>you email is part of the referee process so that he won't post
>them. He'll strip the names and send the comments on to me.
>After about a month, I'll take the comments and rewrite the
>paper as necessary. We'll then post the final product for all to
>read. In fact, I would like to see this product posted as far
>and as wide as possible.

>Errol will keep a list of who participated and what comments
>were made, if that information should ever become necessary.
>This will be the first of the internally, and Internet, refereed

>For those interested, the paper is currently posted at:


>All comments should be passed along to Errol.

>If you have any questions about this process, let's post them to
>Updates and I'll answer them there so that everyone has the

>Let's make this the beginning of a process in which we
>scientifically, methodically and dispassionately review some of
>the classic cases.


This is a very praiseworthy effort to go about things the right
way. I hope to participate, but if not able to do so I certainly
want to commend you for your efforts and to encourage full
participation by others who have knowledge and/or experise to

 - Dick Hall

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