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Re: New At Roswell Proof: Citizen Poll Added

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 16:58:49 +0000
Archived: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:12:02 -0500
Subject: Re: New At Roswell Proof: Citizen Poll Added

>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 21:37:23 -0800
>Subject: New At Roswell Proof: Citizen Poll Added

>I have added a new citizen's poll to Roswell Proof to gauge
>people's opinions on just how readable key phrases and words are
>in Ramey's memo. You can take it or link other people to it at:


>I think the primary "qualification" anybody needs on this matter
>is not scientific credentials but the ability to read. If people
>see what I see, they can vote it up. Otherwise they can vote it

>I'm not claiming a Web poll is in any way representative of the
>general population or controlled in how it is done. But it is
>simple, requires no funding, and will give us a quick (though
>imperfect) measure of the readability or lack thereof of some
>critical sections of the Ramey memo from a large number of


I really don't understand where you are coming from on this.
When I suggested the need for peer review you cried "foul" and
insisted that different analysts work is not necessarily of
equal validity (which of course is true, but entirely misses the
point). You even went so far as to link peer review with the
Condon Committee and NAS rubber stamp as pretty much being a
Government conspiracy.

By "peer review," of course, I mean exactly what I say: cross-
checking by people with similar and/or appropriate analytical
skills who are also working on the Ramey photo or who are at
least qualified to have an opinion.

Now you cheerfully suggest that a popular poll on the issue of
readability is a worthy thing. Science is not conducted by a
vote among non-scientists.

 - Dick

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