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Re: Off-Season UFOs - Shell

From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 10:28:25 -0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:03:36 -0500
Subject: Re: Off-Season UFOs - Shell

>From: Ray Dickenson <editor.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:17:37 +0000
>Subject: Re: Off-Season UFOs

>>From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 00:52:14 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Off-Season UFOs

>>I still feel that the wave phenomenon has some
>>objective validity, but its hard to gauge that
>>in a frenzied atmosphere with every boob, nut
>>and charlatan crawling out of the woodwork.

>Yup, like "crime figures" - only vice versa - "Crime figures"
>are _reports_. Not only that, but they're collated by agencies
>that (now) profit from inflating/uprating those reports.

>Whereas forty or so years ago those same agencies -
>police/ media/politicals - profited by _deflating_ crime

>Result: violence has decreased by 50% or so (objective fact -
>less dead bodies lying around) but "violent crime figures" go
>through the roof.

Actually, violent crime figures have decreased significantly.

Some people see a correlation between more abortion, less
violent crime, supposedly because there are fewer
unwanted/abused kids growing up to be violent adults.

Others see it as a natural consequence of demographic shift.

That's always the problem with statistics, even with UFO data.
There may be correlations, but proving causation is often

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