From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:10:31 -0000 Archived: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:32:03 -0500 Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:59:40 -0600 >Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List >>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:44:08 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List <snip> >>It would be more honest to take some time first to understand >>the context of what that person is trying to communicate. Then >>one could disagree either with the assumptions or with the >>logic or both. >I suspect I have read a whole lot more of ufology's crank >literature than you have. I have a fairly keen grasp not only of >its content but of its history in pre-ufology occult traditions. >My last book (Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from >Other Worlds) explored some of it in detail. I also have written >about it at length in my encyclopedia and elsewhere. I have >spent, I am certain, a whole lot more time with it than you >have. So please spare me the lectures. Sorry Jerry, I think William is right here - everyone should try to make their own way through the tangle. Accepting a guru, or worse, a consensus, is merely closing one's eyes to the possible but yet unthought-of. For we know that most/all? (Western) gurus prove to be false, and that the consensus is _always_ wrong. Think epicycles (for 1,500 years); 'bad air' disease transmission (malaria); phlogiston and countless other consensus delusions. Today we have the 'standard models' of cosmology and of particle physics - but maybe not for long? Like John D Barrow wrote in 'The Constants of Nature': "Eventually, they [our current theories] will all be shown to be wrong." And if we need further incentive to think for ourselves, maybe reflect on the motto of the Royal Society: 'Nullius In Verba' - which roughly translates as 'take nobody's word for it'. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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