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Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:11:32 +0100
Archived: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 06:18:06 -0400
Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:02:55 -0500
>Subject: Re: New Official Brazilian UFO Files

<snip>

>As for your simplistic definition of the "skeptical position,"
>as if its meaning were self-evident, I refer you to some very
>good writing by academics such as Truzzi, Bauer, Hufford,
>McClenon, Westrum, Wendt & Duvall, Kripal, Bullard, and others
>on the tangled meaning of "skepticism" in the context of debates
>about anomalies and the paranormal.

Just to reinforce Jerry's point here, I can unreservedly
recommend Bauer's 'Scientific Literacy and the Myth of
Scientific Method'. Along with his 'Science or Pseudoscience' it
is a paradigm of good, clear critical thinking. I regard these
books as essential reading for anybody with a serious interest,
whatever their 'agenda', in any area of anomalistics.

--

Gerald O'Connell
http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc



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