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Re: VernonClark & Sims

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:13:33 +0100
Archived: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 08:31:13 -0500
Subject: Re: VernonClark & Sims

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:24:06 +0000
>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


>>>>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.
>>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

>I must correct a couple of things before they become part of the

>UCLA means the University of California - Los Angeles. The San
>Diego campus of UC is referred to as UCSD. Thanks for your

>I worked within the UC system during the time of the Sims
>debate, and was able to contact VernonClark via the UC e-mail

>Because I worked across the hall from the electron microscope
>and knew the UCLA lab head tech, I could ask Clark questions
>about his testing methods.

>If I am remembering the facts correctly, it turned out that
>Clark was not a doctor at all, but the newest hired tech in the
>San Diego lab. I believe his institution (UCSD) thought he had
>misused his position and their equipment.


Thank you for correcting me on UCLA and UCSD.

Similarly, please use his complete name: VernonClark, not Clark.

Your remarks don't tell anything about his findings, the really
interesting, and 'hot' question.

Gildas Bourdais

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