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 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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