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Part-Good Article [Was: News Links - 29-04-11]

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:23:37 +0100
Archived: Sun, 01 May 2011 07:26:13 -0400
Subject: Part-Good Article [Was: News Links - 29-04-11]


>News Links - 29-04-11

>UFOs And Aviation - A Closer Look
>FlyAwaySimulation.Com
>http://tinyurl.com/6jfxe2z

Thanks Errol.

The article gives false prestige to un-named 'research' and to
at least two individuals:

i) Astronomer Shostak. If he has any knowledge of UFOs it's from
sighting(s) he's not telling about. His qualifications are as an
astronomer, and he doesn't seem sure of the implications of
basic physics. Analyzed, his comments are meaningless - because
no-one knows if his assumptions are true. So why ask him about
UFOs?

ii) Bureaucrat (clerk) Pope. Similarly, if he has any knowledge
of UFOs it's from sighting(s) he's not telling about. He doesn't
seem qualified to even talk about basic physics. Analyzed, his
comments are meaningless - because no-one knows if his
assumptions are true. So why ask him about UFOs?

iii) 'Several studies' are quoted as saying that "the majority
of UFOs are observations of some real but common and normal
objects". Who says so? And based on what secret knowledge?
Analyzed, the claim is meaningless - because no-one knows if its
assumptions are true. So why accept those anonymous opinions
about UFOs?

The only person worth quoting was Dr. Richard Haines; not for
his knowledge of physics, or his work on human perceptions in
flight conditions but for his extensive studies of many well-
documented UFO sightings by aircrew - capable observers (with no
axe to grind) who personally gave Haines a wealth of information
which had a profound effect on his views. Haines approached his
studies with _no_ assumptions, as you can gather from his
reports on video.

I.e. he now says "We are not dealing with mental projections or
hallucinations on the part of the witness, but with the real
physical phenomenon".

Having seen some of Dr Haines' presentations on video, I think
that's the only part of the article worth reading, the rest is
more or less spurious - routine misleading media waffle.


Cheers

Ray D



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