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Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Stanford

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:53:52 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:48:58 -0500
Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Stanford


>From: James Oberg <joberg.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:13:49 -0600
>Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Oberg

>>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 15:24:37 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>>Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light

>>If you cannot get this issue of JSE through the inter-library loan
>>system, you should be able to get a complete reprint (including
>>the amazing images of an object which looks very much like a
>>classic flying saucer) ...

>Isn't the use of the term 'object' the conclusion of a rigorous
>study, which even the author admits has not been done? So
>calling it an "object" from the beginning is presumptive and
>biased, eh?

Jim,

 "...presumptive and biased...", huh?!

It is you who are 'loading' the word 'object' with unintended
meaning(s), and, thus, you who come across as presumptive and
biased.

Seems you're due a vocabulary reality check,

Haven't you ever heard terms like, "the object of our
attention", a "photographic object", etc.?

Of the word "object", www.dictionary.com says:

(1) Something perceptible by one or more of the senses,
especially by vision or touch; a material thing.

(2) A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object
of contempt.

(3) The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort:
the object of the game.

So it is you, as usual, who are trying to put meanings into UFO
researcher's statements that they may not intend, by
subjectively 'reading into' their statements. I suggest that the
term was not used to define the image as a solid, 3-D something,
but to propose questions that might diagnose the nature or
origin of an optical image, whether purely of optical or
artifactual origin or due to a physical something passing in
front of the camera at whatever distance.

In the current issue of Discover magazine, Volume 25, # 3,
March, 2004, there is an interesting interview with scientist
Meenakshi Wadhwa, the very bright woman who is Curator of
Meteorites at the Field Museum, Chicago. That interview begins
with the entire left side of a page taken up with a large-font
quote (See the quote below.) from the scientist, stating
something that you and your CSICOP cronies have either never
learned, or else that you neglect to apply to your thinking if
you once learned it:

"If there's one thing you learn as a scientist, it's never close
your mind off to things that seem farfetched." -- Meenakshi
Wadhwa

Oh, that certain parties on this list were as wise as she.


Ray Stanford

"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of
trifles." -- Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery




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