> How to Be A UFO Promoter: Easy 10 point steps
> by Paul Campbell
> 1. Remember that scientists do not know everything. Since scientists do
> not know everything that obviously means that they know nothing about
> whatever phenomenon you would care to bring up. Since scientists can't
> possibly understand unusual phenomenon it must be accepted as true!
> 2. Remember that scientists believe that absence of proof is not proof of
> absence. Taken to its logical conclusion that means that absence of proof
> is proof of any claim you wish to make.
> 3. Given that you cannot be proven wrong, it is up to the scientist to
> prove that you are wrong! If no proof is offered then your claim must
> 4. All scientific ideas are theories. A theory is just an idea put forward
> to explain phenomena. Therefore any ideas you would care to propose
> should stand aside other great theories such as Einstein's. Do NOT let
> facts get in the way of proposing your theory or your right to exclaim
> loudly about your theory. Remember this is a free internet and no one can
> stop you from posting your theories. Logically then if you can freely post
> your theories they must be correct.
> 5. Embrace conspiracies. Governments can and do keep secrets! While the
> value of secrets during war time is obvious, that in no way means that
> governments during peace time can't continue to keep secrets. Since by the
> nature of its secrecy it can't be proven, it must be true. (See#2)
> 6. Have faith. Whether in a religious sense or belief in your cause. The
> real truth lies in the numbers who believe in the phenomena. If millions
> believe that an unusual event is happening then it must be true and the
> phenomenon must be taken as fact.
> 7. Despise the skeptical. Often referred to as the skepti-cult. These
> have no idea how science works. Often when they look at a phenomenon it is
> obvious that they have not looked deeply enough. Though they may have
> looked at a phenomenon enough to satisfy themselves it should never be
> deep enough to satisfy you that you may be incorrect. That means that
> their ideas of how science in done is totally incorrect and all skeptical
> ideas should be ignored as they have no scientific basis.
> 8. Have an open mind. Remembering that an open mind is one that must come
> to the same conclusions that you yourself have made. The skepti-cult are
> notorious for not having an open mind as they are obviously pre-disposed
> to considering your theory incorrect. Opposing viewpoints cannot be
> tolerated and are not scientific (see #7).
> 9. Education is not a factor. Remember item #1. Scientists don't know
> anything. That means that whatever your education or whatever your field
> of study you have as much right to introduce theories as any scientist. As
> such your theories should stand alongside those of Newton, Einstein
> or Hawking and need not be testable by scientists as these scientists do
> not follow proper scientific methods.
> 10. Always offer proof. This proof need not be correct nor does it need to
> be testable or reproducible. CAPITAL LETTERS ARE ALWAYS PROOF THAT YOUR
> IDEAS ARE CORRECT. Spelling mistakes or bad grammar used by those that
> oppose you are also proof of your statements, as is profanity. It should
> be noted that profanity and abuse are acceptable only among the UFO
> promoters. The idea that both parties may be guilty is absurd. The media
> is always an excellent source of proof. If it's on Art Bell it must be
> true! If it is written up in a book, it must be true. Proof is never too
> hard to find if testing is not a requirement. Remember scientists believe
> that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. What a silly
> standard they apply to themselves! As we all know, proof is much easier than
> that to obtain!
* Catherine A. Fiorello, Ph.D. *
* Temple University School Psychology Program *