Dear PhACT members and sympathizers,
The next meeting at the Bucks county library Feb. 20th 2 pm is this lecture :
"How do you know that's impossible?" by Walter Cuirle
Some things we dismiss as impossible because of
our experience, and we call that common sense.
Other things we dismiss because of logic, and we
call that mathematics. But sometimes that system of
experience and mathematics we call science will
dismiss something as impossible in a way that seems
completely at odds with both logic and common
sense. How can that be? How do we "know" that's
Walter Cuirle is a physicist and writer. He was an
op-ed columnist for ComputerWorld and other
magazines, back in the period between IBM and
Microsoft when there was some point in expressing
an opinion. His science writing has appeared here
and there in less quantity that he would like, and his
science fiction has appeared in Analog at greater
length than he ever expected. He teaches physics
at St. Joseph's, Philadelphia's Jesuit University.
Saturday, February, 20th 2:00 pm
Tom Napier and I were briefly shown on a NYC FOX investigative news expose.
Also, If anyone wants to donate a over head projector to the library on behalf
of PhACT - that would make things easier on our speakers. We have had many
members donate neat stuff already.
Also, according to the Fortean Times the world is 4% weirder this year than
last year. - draw your own conclusions there.
You can see yours truly as "Mr. August" in a cheap promotion at:
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February 14, 1999
Happy Valentine's Day! Due to the holiday, this one may be a bit sparse.
While my wife supports the time I spend at the computer, I don't think it's
very romantic ;) . I may try and add some later.
This is the week CONFIRMATION: THE HARD EVIDENCE OF ALIENS AMONG US? on NBC.
As I mentioned last time, this is one of the more significant television
broadcasts on weird topics. One unusual element is that Whitley Strieber
Confirmation (paperback)</A>, on which it is based) is a co-Executive Producer
of the special. I have heard many times that people have felt manipulated by
the Producers of shows...for example, author Budd Hopkins in Nova's KIDNAPPED
BY UFOS? ((
NOVA: Kidnapped by UFOs? (video)</A>). It seems less likely in this case.
Hopkins and John Mack are both scheduled to appear in the special. Other
highlights include: The Tremble County Disturbance (1993 Ohio: several police
officers see a UFO. Audio from the time is played, and one officer is
interviewed); UFO Evidence (films and photos, include the McMinville Trent
still shots); The Jesse Long Story (an L.A. abductee); The Black Vault story
(heavy-duty conspiracy website (<A HREF="http://www.blackvault.com/"
>); and Streiber himself. For more information,
see the NBC press release at
Tomorrow, the fifteenth, is the deadline for me for Bufo's WEIRD WORLD Watch
(tentative title) for the April issue of FATE. If you'd like to send me any
weird reports, I'd appreciate it. Everything has to have a citable source.
It's a great way to direct people to your website, if I use it. E-mail me for
On to the listings: Times are generally Pacific.
Sunday, February 14, 3:00 PM, THE UNEXPLAINED: HAUNTINGS
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Sunday, February 14, 12:30, ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE, STRANGE
POWERS OF ANIMALS
THE LEARNING CHANNEL
Wednesday, February 17, 8:00 PM, CONFIRMATION: THE HARD EVIDENCE OF ALIENS
THE SCIENCE CHANNEL
The new schedule (since December 28, 1998) is weird programming for an hour
each at 3:00 AM, 11:00 AM,and 7:00 PM. Alternating shows are: INTO THE UNKNOWN
and ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE. They also run a Roswell show now
every other week (it's probably the same show every time) at 4:00 AM and noon
THE SCI-FI CHANNEL
Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 AM, SIGHTINGS: EPISODE #4031 (multi-generational
alien contact; Bigfoot museum; faith healer; Peru)
Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 AM SIGHTINGS, EPISODE #4032: (Georgia UFO;
psychic cop; haunting)
Thursday, February 18, 11:00 AM SIGHTINGS: EPISODE #4033 (Oregon ghost train;
alien autopsy; Tesla)
Friday, February 19, 11:00 AM SIGHTINGS: EPISODE #4034 (jetliner and UFO;
This is Bufo saying, "If =everything= seemed normal, that =would= be weird!"
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