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Re: Smith Responds On Aircraft Invisibility

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 15:42:07 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 07:46:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Smith Responds On Aircraft Invisibility

>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 23:04:24 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
>Subject: Re: Smith Responds On Aircraft Invisibility Questions

>Last weekend at San Francisco's 'Wired NextFest 2004' there were
>many UFO-type technologies showcased there.

Hi Nick,

Whoa! Hold it right there. That statement it appears to presume
that you know considerable about UFO technologies. Do you? If
so, please share it with us? If not, then the statement is very
possibly misleading. What was there may not really be "UFO-type"
technologies at all. Do we rightly call a magician who fakes
'telepathy' a telepath? Do we conclude that the white bunny
actually materialized in the magician's hat?

My point is that the real UFO technology may be orders of
magnitude more wonderful than anything we've dreamed up to date,
even though some of our technology might superficially seem to
resemble UFO technology.

So, let us address such matters with due objectivity, with
respect, and in full view of our own lack of in-depth knowledge.

>Some of these include the amazing invisibility coat


>and the giant spherical UFO-like airship

>Technology we thought we did not have is already in the public
>domain and available to everyone.

"We thought we did not have..."?!

Who but the uninformed does not know that the U.S. has had
visual stealth technology for aircraft over a decade ago? It has
been discussed in many places over the past decade, and even
illustrated on the cover of Popular Science or Popular Mechanics
(one of the two, I do not recall which, because it has been so
long ago).

Then: 21st Century's balloon airships are UFO-like? Some UFOs
(whatever they are) may be spherical, but in my own experience
and case studies, odd things in the sky that are spherical
usually turn out to be balloons, although there are some reports
wherein UFOs are described (within the limits of observer
reliability or perception) as spherical. But certainly the
balloon type craft produced in Canada could not move at high
speeds, make 90-degree and 180-degree turns at high speeds, stop
'on a dime', accelerate to incredible speeds very quickly, etc.,
as classical UFOs certainly do, to say nothing of a lack of the
classical peripheral air-glow features. So, why call it "UFO-

Someone may object, saying that the visually unseen Mexico-
Campeche 'things' we have been discussing are spherical, but
that is only an interpretation of a two-dimensional image, which
is all the infrared imaging system used is capable of giving us,
and even that image is highly edge-diffused, as an expert on the
system has pointed out. We can say that those amazing things in
Mexico seem have been emitting infrared radially (possibly in
all directions), but that does not really constrain the actual
shape of the emission source. I suppose that if string theory is
right, the source might not even be three-dimensional! :-o

Thanks for sharing, Nick; but please try to be a bit more
objective when interpreting possible UFO technology in the
context of our own. The two might be highly disparate, even if
superficially similar in our perceptions. Have you been involved
in this long enough (or, alternately, historically enough) to
remember Aime Michel's "Grisson paradox". :) (I hope I have
Michel's cat's name spelled correctly, after all these years.)
If not have not heard of it, you might do well to read what
Michel had to say.

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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