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Re: Psychic Rendlesham

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:32:07 -0600
Archived: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:17:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham


>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:36:24 -0000
>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:43:35 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>>>Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:39:21 -0000
>>>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>>Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:51:41 -0600
>>>>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

<snip>

>>... those (happily) few UFO investigators who resort to psychics
>>in their field work are only trying, in common with police who
>>turn to psychic detectives, to take a short cut (however misguided)
>>to desired information they deem difficult or impossible to get
>>otherwise.

>Again an assumption that it's a 'short cut' rather than
>additional information. How do you know the motivation of all UFO
>investigators (and police) who use psychics? Unless you're psychic...

<snip>

There isn't much here to which I see any point in replying. I've
snipped the rest, but those who missed your communication can go
back to read it and judge for themselves.

Again, you seem to miss the context of my remarks. You appear to
have dropped into the discussion mid- conversation and have no
idea why I addressed specific issues, while feeling free to
lecture me about them.

I'll simply repeat what I said:

The use of psychics as tools in ufological and police
investigations is utilitarian, not religious, and psychics'
reliability in these areas has yet to be demonstrated. There's a
reason police departments don't have psychics on their payrolls.
Where ufology is concerned, we have good reason to conclude,
from many historical examples (of which I take it you are
unaware), that psychics simply generate fantasy and, or best,
unsupported - worse, unsupportable - claims.

But of course if you want to go there, I can't stop you.


Jerry Clark



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