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Hey I Made A Boo-Boo!

From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 02:17:29 EST
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 09:27:27 -0500
Subject: Hey I Made A Boo-Boo!

Great Ceasar's Ghost!

I've actually made a boo-boo!

My credibility and reputation are now destroyed beyond all

No one will speak to me, no one will play baseball with me ever
again all because I made a boo-boo.

I was reaching for a #1 Windsor Newton brush and accidently
grabbed a #2 and was illustrating a comics page and realized it
was the wrong brush!

Woe is me!

Seriously. I'm only posting that as an illustration to one of
the main things that plagues mankind:

Fear of admitting a mistake or being made wrong.

So what? We make boo-boos. That's why we go to schools and study
and practice.

Yet in this field of UFO research and the inevitable paranormal
venue, I've run into people so danged stubborn that to get them
to see things from another viewpoint is as tough as trying to
find a customer support center that speaks english.

That goes for both sides, skeptics and believers. Even when the
evidence is as plain as the nose on one's face some are square
jawed set to disregard it because it might mean they're wrong
about something.

A scientist, a good one, does his or her research, follows the
proper procedures and presents their conclusions. Other
scientists cross check the data per procedure and either confirm
or invalidate or request further study.

Same with a researcher. A professional one that is. There's no
need for name calling and sniping and berating. That's for
children and those who are afraid.

Sure enough there have been classic cases of fraud in reporting
UFO related things on both sides of the fence from skeptics to
believers. The truth always comes out in the wash anyway.

So if any of us genuinely researches something and in the long
run we find our conclusions aren't precise and exact, so what?
We've learned a lesson and it's time to pick up the pieces and
go back at it. It's not necessarily a smite on our character and
shouldn't be. I'ld rather be rightly wrong than wrongly right.
It saves resources and lives.

In this field of study regarding UFOs a grain of salt is a part
of our arsenal. Caution too.

The danger comes from those who intentionally set out to
deceive. Also from those who made an honest error, discovered so
and didn't own up to it. Sometimes I think the latter is the
most harmful.

To me a perfect man is a man who is honorable and courageous
enough to himself and others to admit he has made an error.
 t's the first step to getting it right.

So to heck with what others say unless it's constructive to the
overall agenda. The wiseacre naysayers and their actions, either
skeptic or believer only validate their insecurities and ill

So go out and knock over a cup of soda. Call your dog or cat by
the wrong name. Make a mistake and giggle at yourself. It can be
therapeutic and remind you it's only as serious as your fears
makes it so.



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