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Re: Annie Jacobsen's Roswell Source Cracked?

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 17:12:57 +0200
Archived: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:52:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Annie Jacobsen's Roswell Source Cracked?



>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 11:33:14 +0100
>Subject: Re: Annie Jacobsen's Roswell Source Cracked?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 23:55:02 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Annie Jacobsen's Roswell Source Cracked?

><snip>

>>I am at a loss to
>>discern a more plausible explanation for the otherwise curious
>>hatred she appears to have ignited.

><snip>

>Just a thought Jerry, but might some of the ire be down to her
>status as a 'newbie' ?

>In recondite areas of human endeavour there is frequently a
>sense of ownership built up by semi-closed groups of enthusiast-
>protagonists. Much of the self-esteem of these individuals is
>based on their self-ascribed status as expert insiders. When a
>perceived outsider enters the field with a new information
>source or hypothesis they often meet with automatic, sometimes
>visceral, rejection, not as a result of what they have to say,
>but simply because of what they are.

>I make this point from a position of having no position at all
>on the validity or otherwise of her Roswell claims, integrity as
>a journalist, sexism real or imagined etc. ...

Gentlemen,

There is a very simple reason for the violent rejection of the
story: it is crazy. Even more than the body-snatchers story...

It's just as simple as that, it seems to me.


Gildas Bourdais




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