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Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:39:04 -0600
Archived: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:38:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins


>From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:57:10 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:24:32 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Special Note From Budd Hopkins

>>I here make this pledge:

>>If I should happen to be around when you enter life's twilight,
>>I will not ask for somebody to hand me a sick-bag when your
>>colleagues and friends praise you and express affection for you
>>in a forum designed for that purpose. Not that it would ever
>>occur to me to do otherwise. In fact, until this latest
>>revelation, I almost certainly would have contributed to that
>>forum.

<snip>

>To be serious. I agree my remark was flippant and in poor taste.

Okay, good for you.

>It was meant to be, but it was aimed at the people now
>organising a rear-guard campaign to salvage Budd Hopkin's
>reputation, not at the man himself.

I don't know what "rear-guard" means in this context, because I
see no evidence that the problem is Budd Hopkins's methodology.
The issue is what the abduction phenomenon, which exists
robustly in pretty much the same shape apart from Hopkins, is
actually about. That's a legitimate debate which will continue,
as it should.

If I'm around when you're fading into life's twilight, I will
contribute to the hypothetical forum I mentioned. I do promise,
though, not to be icky about it.


Cheers,

Jerry Clark


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