From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:11:37 EST Archived: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:14:34 -0500 Subject: Re: VernonClark & Sims >From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:45:57 +0100 >Subject: Re: VernonClark & Sims >>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:03:48 EST >>Subject: VernonClark & Sims [was: Budd Hopkins] >>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >>>To: <post.nul> >>>Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:11:31 +0100 >>>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins <snip> >>>Another example: Dr VernonClark has his career ruined after >>>making public his isotopic analysis of an alleged UFO debris. >>>Pathetic, too? Rather, a dangerous game, it seems to me. >>>Now, I would like to see a little better where you stand in >>>ufology. May I ask a not so simple question, to you and John >>>Rimmer: are you total skeptics, or not, on the reality UFOs? >>>Would you give your global viewpoints about them? >>Gildas, List, All - >>Just curious... How was Dr. VernonClark's career ruined after >>his public announcement of the isotopic analysis... which he >>told me, within days of his appearance in Roswell had been >>overblown and taken out of context... I see that Sims is now >>saying that the material he analyzed was of terrestrial origin. >Kevin, >I talked at length about that, in 2003, with Dr Roger Leir, who >was involved in that study, and knew Dr VernonClark. >Leir told me that he was forced to quit his post at the UCLA at >San Diego, and had a hard time finding another job. >If I remember well, his marriage was broken too, after that. >Skeptics will as usual put in doubt this information, but I >don't care. >Now, that does not prove anything about the real nature of that >fragment, of course Gildas, List, All - Sorry, but I don't see a causal relation here. Was he forced out because of his rather premature remarks about the fragment, or were there other reasons? I do know that he didn't hold a teaching post and when I last talked to him he had no concerns about his position at the university. And is the break-up of his marriage relevant here? Did that have something to do with his statements in Roswell or were there other, more terrestrially grounded reasons? The only facts I see here are that he made an announcement in Roswell that was premature and not supported by others in the scientific community. I have no doubt that he was used because of his university connection. But I don't know why he left the university and if it really had anything to do with his announcements. I guess you can throw me into the skeptics camp on this because I need something more than what Leir provided about him. Thanks. Kevin 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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