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Re: Book 'Exposed, Uncovered, And Declassified'

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:19:00 -0500
Archived: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:59:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Book 'Exposed, Uncovered, And Declassified'


>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 19:17:58 +0000
>Subject: Re: Book 'Exposed, Uncovered, And Declassified'

>>From: John Harney <magonia.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:52:49 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Book 'Exposed, Uncovered, And Declassified'

>>There is no mention of them, and the important cases remain
>>unsolved, so far as Pope is concerned. This is in accordance
>>with his now well-known Orwellian approach to ufology, whose
>>history is constantly re-written into a form to keep the
>>believers happy."

Actually, "Orwellian" is the phrase that comes to mind when one
thinks of the debunking mindset. The true disbelievers'
freewheeling use of the verb "solve," for one prominent example,
often does that for me.

Orwell happens to be a hero of mine - I'd wager that I've read
more of him and his biographers than anybody here - and I think,
for example, of the delightful phrase, employed to characterize
meaningless rhetoric affecting profundity, "an appearance of
solidity to pure wind."

There are many uncertainties in this life, but of one thing we
can be sure: debunkers will take care to keep that wind blowing,
all the while insisting it's concrete.


Jerry Clark




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