From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 19:43:25 +0000 Archived: Tue, 17 May 2011 07:25:58 -0400 Subject: Re: Radar Detection Of UFOs >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 09:12:05 -0500 >Subject: Re: Radar Detection Of UFOs >>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 17:00:28 +0000 >>Subject: Re: Radar Detection Of UFOs <snip> >>BTW, you would be surprised how much many astronomers know about >>UFOs. And, no, they can't recite verbatim chapter and verse from >>a specific case. >Kathy, >These two sentences characterize what a lot of people, not just >astronomers, know and - more specifically - don't know about >UFOs. If they "can't recite verbatim chapter and verse from a >specific case," they don't know much that's relevant or worth >knowin. Their pronouncements should be judged accordingly. >The proper answer from an astronomer who hasn't educated himself >on the particulars of the UFO evidence is, "I don't know. I >haven't studied the matter." Which would be, for example, what >most of us non-astronomers would answer if asked about the >particulars of some controversy within astronomy. Jerry: What I have found in chatting with fellow astronomers about extra/off planet life is sometimes just opinions - you know, like the general public. I have never met and talked with other astronomers who pretend to be experts in case reports. Rather, it is usually general chatter over a few beers in a very casual atmosphere. I just have read many more books on the subject - written by ufo researchers - than other astronomers I meet up with. However, their expertise on the subject will be grounded in planetary science and exobiology. Opinions on those subjects are well founded and beyond most ufo researchers' knowledge of the subject. KK 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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