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Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:56:55 -0600
Archived: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:45:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 23:43:20 -0000
>Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 09:24:17 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Essential Read From Current Encounters List

<snip>

>In fact one must do a great deal of study (necessarily using
>text-books) before being equipped to realize how text-books can
>mislead and misdirect.

<snip>

>There seems to be no easy route, no guaranteed '100% correct'
>texts to read. I.e. - in physics, as in ufology, genuine
>students have to find their own way. [Unless, if course, you
>want to be a 'talking-head' poser, or to work as a (gov't)
>scientist, in which case you probably have to learn just the
>'approved texts' to qualify.]

I really have nothing left to say except that ufologists (1)
need to pay attention to the formal processes by which
knowledge, always a complicated matter pursued by continuing
research and debate, is accumulated over time, (2) act
accordingly, and (3) appreciate that all truth cannot be found
in a single book, though portions of it are more likely to be
found in some than in others.

In the end, if often enough by fits and starts, science works,
thus - for one example - the computer on which this discussion
is being composed.


Jerry Clark




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