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Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 10:42:11 -0600
Archived: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:57:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:10:31 -0000
>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>

>>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.

Sorry, Ray, but you just made my point.

When a decent awareness of established knowledge in established
disciplines, plus an intelligent respect for logical thinking,
is equated with "accepting a guru," then the problems I outlined
are demonstrated for all to see.


Jerry Clark




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