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Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs & ETs With...

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:13:37 -0600
Archived: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:15:58 -0500
Subject: Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs & ETs With...


>From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:47:25 -0800
>Subject: Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs & ETs With...

>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 06:59:33 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: White House Ends Silence On UFOs & ETs With...

>>>I realize that neither I nor others will ever prove, 100%, that
>>>the AA is legitimate, but even after fifteen years of scrutiny,
>>>there still isn't a single scrap of evidence that the AA is
>>>faked or hoaxed, while there is plenty of evidence that it
>>>isn't.


>>I rest my case.

>I've asked you this before. What evidence convinced you that the
>AA was a hoax? Have you even studied the AA footage all the way
>through, including the debris section. Have you read Dennis
>Murphy's report on the debris?

>I suggest you take a closer look than you have in the past
>before you start insinuating this or that.

Whenever I deal with you, I can't help being reminded of the
disputes I used to have with believers in George Adamski's
stories of contacts with Space Brothers. Invariably, they would
demand that I furnish the disproof because there wasn't a "shred
of evidence" that GA was a hoaxer. Any seemingly knowledgeable
informant asserting otherwise was always a pathological liar, a
con-man, or maybe a disinformation agent from the Silence Group.

In the real world, since you are the one making a claim that is
extraordinary at its most conservative moments, it is up to you
to prove to the satisfaction of reasonable persons that

(1) not only is the film exactly what it is supposed to be but
also that (

2) we can rewrite the entire history of the world based on the
evidence it provides.

In other words, it isn't up to the rest of us to disprove your
fantastic beliefs. The burden of proof is on you.

To most people, unfortunately, your grandiose allegations look
exactly like those that traditionally define a crank.

But let's be fair and not leave it there. Since you are in
effect elevating yourself to the company of Copernicus, Newton,
Darwin, and Einstein as a world-historical figure who radically
alters our understanding and ushers in a revolution across
multiple, well-established disciplines, _why in the world would
you waste time sharing your wisdom with the marginal likes of
Updates listfolk?_ (Some people no doubt will wonder, if you
can't persuade us, whom can you persuade anywhere? But no
matter.) Why aren't you taking your evidence to biologists,
paleontologists, archaeologists, historians, engineers, and
other authorities who would benefit from your astounding
insights? If you're right, you're denying yourself a Nobel
Prize.

I suggest a place to start on your way to Nobelhood. The Society
for Scientific Exploration, an organization of (mostly)
scientists with advanced degrees, publishes the Journal of
Scientific Exploration, which is open to intelligent, open-
minded consideration of anomalous materials and theories. Its
membership is educated in the relevant disciplines and isn't
hampered by party-line thinking, so you could count on a fair
hearing if you were to submit a formal paper outlining your
ideas and evidence.

If the JSE is willing to publish a peer-reviewed paper in which
you argue your theories about the AA and its implications, then
come back. We'll know then that we have to take you seriously.

No excuses now, Ed.


Jerry Clark



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