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Re: Scattered Not Unified

From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:20:27 -0700
Archived: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:38:22 -0400
Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:45:54 -0500
>Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

>>From: Kathleen Brand <katsdogs.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:02:01 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

>>>From: Dave Emmons <ddemmons5649.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:14:24 -0700 (PDT)
>>>Subject: Scattered Not Unified

>>>Been reading and responding personally to some of the posters
>>>here on UFO UpDates. Seems that people are grasping at straws in
>>>trying to figure out dimensions and other universes. Academia's
>>>research is necessary but the theories and opinions seem to be
>>>all over the spectrum of UFO research - scattered and not

>>>Studies on ETs, UFOs, and scientific theories on dimensions are
>>>just a guess by most and completely over the head of others.
>>>Why is it that people don't want to believe legitimate

>>>The clues each of us experiencers give should help close the
>>>research gap and answer some questions. For instance, Kathy
>>>Marden's research should not be dissed. I am one of those

>>>Seems it is very difficult to explain ET/UFO experiences to so-
>>>called scientist or amateur scientists - those who read a lot of
>>>books - and get them to open their minds to possibilities.

>>>To me, I am happy with the experiences I have had with UFOs/ET
>>>throughout my life and sometimes I have to chuckle about all
>>>this einsteinium probabilities. Can't we all share without
>>>negative replies.

>>>My experiences include not seeing one up close but five UFOs.

>>I've never posted on this forum before, but do receive all of
>>the posts.

>>As an "experiencer" myself, with absolutely no doubt in my mind
>>about the craft I've seen, I second Mr. Emmons' opinion.

>>Some posters go on, ad infinitum, about their own sacred
>>opinions, sometimes maligning, belittling, others' ideas.
>>Mainly, it seems to me they just like to spout alot of hot air -
>>just like to hear themselves "expound".

>>Enough, already.

>I certainly respect your experiences (whatever they were). At
>the same time, I don't know where you get the idea that it's
>only you who have a right to express a point of view.

>There is no reason for Listfolk to surrender their right to
>expression just because you don't like what they're saying. None
>of us - well, aside from me, of course - has a monopoly on
>wisdom. Some people have well-considered opinions, others may be
>foolish, and all shades between, but this is a forum on which
>people get to hear them out and agree or disagree, and then
>throw their ideas out there. The hope is that somewhere in this
>noisy process, we'll get to some truth that may have eluded us
>otherwise. Actually, that's pretty much how all truths in all
>areas of inquiry are arrived at.

>The history of free expression - with which you ought to
>acquaint yourself - demonstrates that debate is often
>cantankerous and impolite. But the alternative, namely an entire
>list nodding in agreement with you, would be an argument that a
>forum like Updates may as well cease to exist.

>Yes, I find some posters irritating, bombastic, and wrong-
>headed. Yet I know some no doubt think of me in the same way.
>God bless us all, and let's have at it.

Hi, Jerry/List

"None of us - well, aside from me, of course - has a monopoly
on wisdom."

Very funny, Mr. Clark! I'll have you know you're not the only
wisdom "monopolist" on this List, though. Modesty prevents me
from naming "the others." Heh! 8^}

But, I do agree wholeheartedly with your expressed sentiments:

While the UFO UpDates Mail List messages, and some of the
conflicts and arguments that do periodically arise from those
who may disagree with others can lead to exacerbating and
amplifying more smoke and heat than light or clarity, that's just
in the nature of normal human debate over issues like aspects
of the UFO phenomenon and related matters.

It is what it is, and I don't think or agree that anyone should
"stifle themselves" [Edith] if they want to offer their 2 cents
worth of opinion, conjecture, or argument. That's what makes the
list, at times, "lively" and vibrant, although at other times it
can, if carried too far, devolve into very peripheral and sort
of pointless "tit for tat" kind of extended exchanges. We all
could, OTOH, do with less personal, ad hominem exchanges.

But I'm a kind of "first amendment" free speech "absolutist" in
these matters, and some here (or elsewhere) don't like that,
they can just not read the list or respond, and/or go elsewhere
to vent their opinions on others' opinions. It's still a free
country, if you make it so or want it. 'Nuff said. For now.


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