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  • Roger Anderton
    Oct 1, 2004
      >........That how science
      > proceeds and how it progresses.

      Not so. The science community at present mostly ignores the Unified Field
      Theory of Boscovich; because of prejudices. Galileo found that he could
      present his evidence, but his supposed peers decided to ignore it. Many in
      the science community have prejudices just as they did in Galileo's day.

      There was a time when scientists did not believe in the existence of stones
      falling from outer space. When two reputable witnesses -- Harvard professors
      reported seeing meteorites. Thomas Jefferson, one of the great minds of the
      age of Enlightenment in 1807 answered: "I could more easily believe that two
      Yankee professors would lie than that stones would fall down from heaven."

      Some people are so prejudiced that the only cure is for their brains to fall


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Ocame" <docame@...>
      To: <ufonet@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:18 PM
      Subject: Re: [UFOnet] Dr. James E. McDonald & The ETH

      > Hmmm...somebody needs to take a bunch of classes in
      > how to write proper sentences and paragraphs. All I
      > can make out is thisDr. McDonald committed suicide and
      > the author of this email blames Phil Klass for it. The
      > rest is mostly ramblings and convolutions that make no
      > sense whether you read it forwards or in reverse!
      > And just how is Phil Klass to blame for McDonald's
      > death? Was he even there at the time? Or, are you
      > saying that Phil's criticism pushed McDonald to take
      > his own life. Oh well! Too bad if McDonald couldn't
      > take it.
      > There seems to be a lack of understanding in how
      > science works. Here. let me show you.
      > You make a statement, or a claim. You back it up with
      > whatever evidence you have. Then you publish it. At
      > that point, your statement or claim is subject to
      > intense scrutiny and criticism. That how science
      > proceeds and how it progresses. That's how scientist
      > separate the good science from the bad.
      > So far, all that's been seen from the UFO community is
      > bad science...and writing. If you can call it science,
      > or writing. You want people to start listening? Start
      > doing good science and CLEAR writing. That is the only
      > way you will ever have credibility and acceptance.
      > Stop bellyaching, and get to work.
      > Dave Ocame
      > --- Alfred Lehmberg <alienview@...> wrote:
      > ---------------------------------
      > Dr. James E. McDonald & The ETH -- A Review of Wendy
      > Connors' Sixth
      > Compilation of Ufological Aural History
      > by Alfred Lehmberg
      > www.AlienView.net
      > Wendy Connors _is_ a wonderland. She _continues_ to
      > produce the quality
      > ufological goods at her usual prodigious, if
      > worryingly race-running pace.
      > Additionally, if beside the point (...which is the
      > truly monumental
      > ufological contribution of Dr. James E. McDonald, plus
      > some cogent but
      > alternant thinking on the Extraterrestrial
      > Hypothesis...), she puts in
      > _this_ iteration of her foundational ufological
      > history series a high
      > ornament on the tree symbolizing her ever expanding
      > contribution to it! She
      > illustrates (by accident or design), in an unspoken
      > sidebar, every reason
      > one needs to have... for detesting the scurrilous
      > activities of Philip J.
      > Klass (et al), arch skeptibunky, uber-menchen CSICOP
      > storm-trooper, and
      > specious agenda grinder. Hyperbole and histrionics?
      > In my opinion,
      > decidedly, no.
      > Philip Klass, by way of quick explanation, and
      > forgetting that he is at the
      > tap-root of every less-than-constructive attitude our
      > hijacked mainstream
      > communicates with regard to UFOs... was socially
      > instrumental to, and so
      > holds, in my too humble opinion, _some_
      > responsibility... for the tragic
      > suicide (..._if_ that's what it was...!) of the this
      > review's hinge pin,
      > nascent ufologist Dr. James E. McDonald.
      > I think it can be argued, reader, that there is
      > metaphoric blood on Mr.
      > Klass' hands. Among portentously outrageous others,
      > Klass' obtuse
      > blindsiding, completely immaterial, totally baseless,
      > absolutely fraudulent,
      > and patently disingenuous attacks on the competence,
      > character,
      > intelligence, and integrity of Dr. McDonald are well
      > known and require no
      > citation.
      > James McDonald, indeed, was an early victim of a
      > conjectured "Mothman
      > Futility Mechanism." The sufferer of this mechanism
      > is a rational person
      > who encounters an aspect of the 'highly strange', and,
      > in a passionate
      > investigation of that very real strangeness, ends up
      > paying an awful 'price'
      > for the pursuit of that enigma's challenge... as it's
      > demanded by the
      > 'enforcement arm' (Klass et al) of the jealous
      > non-elected... "them," to put
      > a point on it. ...And please ask me who "they" are...
      > please. Please.
      > This story transcends mere tragedy, good reader.
      > McDonald lost a
      > shining-star career, followed by his family (A wife
      > and six kids), and then
      > finally his life... when he walked out into a lonely
      > desert, hounded by the
      > capering trolls and ardent apologists of a
      > disingenuous and corrupted
      > mainstream (Klass, et al)... and fired a 38 caliber
      > bullet into his brain.
      > ...
      > To his credit, the memory of Dr. McDonald is lauded by
      > ALL the quality
      > ufological proponents, and studiously ignored, unless
      > pressed, by the
      > opponents of same. To the discomfiting chagrin of the
      > latter, Dr. McDonald
      > actually _was_ what most mainstream scientists and
      > researchers only pretend
      > to be: data driven explorers of the brave unknown and
      > courageous surveyors
      > of our inevitable and fast approaching future ...
      > incisive scouts and
      > intrepid pioneers on a four-fold path of experience,
      > knowledge, wisdom, and
      > enlightenment!
      > A result of Wendy Connors' tireless diligence, Dr.
      > McDonald provides the
      > listener another "real deal": a _private_ audience
      > where he lays out, in a
      > cogent, practical, and compelling manner, [One]: the
      > case for UFOs and the
      > extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH)... [Two]: the abject
      > failure of Science,
      > Agency, Institution or Government (SAIG) to address
      > UFOs in a _remotely_
      > intelligent manner... and [Three]: the incompetent,
      > biased, and sullenly
      > canted 'official' investigations of UFOs _extant_...
      > and referenced today...
      > inexplicably, still! One begins to sense the awful
      > magnitude of the
      > terrible forces (SAIG!) that would be arrayed unjustly
      > against our intrepid
      > Doctor...
      > Just so we'll understand who we're dealing with here,
      > James Edward McDonald
      > held a respected Doctorate in physics from Iowa State
      > University in the
      > early fifties. He had worked there, briefly, as an
      > assistant professor in
      > meteorology. Additionally, he was a research
      > physicist in the University of
      > Chicago's department of meteorology. A member of the
      > University of Arizona
      > faculty, he was first an associate professor, then a
      > _full_ professor in the
      > real-world department of meteorology. Full
      > professorships in moneyed
      > academic departments from world-class Universities are
      > not handed out like
      > happy meals.
      > McDonald was also a senior physicist in the
      > University's Institute of
      > Atmospheric Physics, served as both associate director
      > and scientific
      > director... where he was a preferred advisor to
      > numerous federal agencies,
      > including the National Science Foundation, the Office
      > of Naval Research, the
      > National Academy of Sciences, and the Environmental
      > Science Service
      > Administration. If he'd been for sale to a foreign
      > government, the price tag
      > would have been in the high nine figures. This
      > individual was a world-class
      > act of trained intelligence, a top drawer scientist, a
      > hard-nosed
      > researcher, and was "afraid of nothing," ... he'd
      > also, along with his wife,
      > seen a UFO!
      > It's no stretch he was the Klansman skeptibunky's
      > worst nightmare. He was a
      > brave and talented intellectual, 'a man of, zeotropic,
      > color' with age,
      > experience, and reputation. He could say, and very
      > well, exactly what he
      > meant! ...And... he held the "ace river card", good
      > reader... he wore an
      > academic 'badge'!
      > It's no wonder that he would have to be destroyed.
      > ...And he was. Verily.
      > Thank _you_, Mr. Klass (...et al living and dead...).
      > Again -- Dr. McDonald was an articulate, engaging, and
      > compelling speaker
      > with a fine sense of humor as reported by seminal
      > ufologist Richard Hall,
      > and, as the listener will discover, constructively
      > humorous. He was even
      > able to make his audience _laugh_ at his opposition
      > (likely his most
      > unforgivable 'sin', on reflection, against his
      > back-shooting, corner-sniping
      > and tres-cowardly opponents) as he exemplifies, even
      > today, the totality of
      > their collective failure to pursue _real_ science with
      > reasonable examples,
      > faultless logic, and illustrative parables... or
      > pertinent conjectures based
      > on facts and truly scientific thinking... like Dr.
      > McDonald was legend to be
      > able to do... Listeners of Connors' compilation are
      > enabled to hear that for
      > themselves...
      > McDonald produced no books on the subject of UFOs,
      > unfortunately, but did
      > produce several short pieces on his series of lectures
      > and presentations
      > made to learned colleagues and other professional
      > persons. These talks
      > included explications on:
      > 1. Our Science in Default ... a paper detailing 22
      > Years of Inadequate UFO
      > Investigations
      > 2. The "Problem" of Unidentified Flying Objects ...
      > thoughts on perceiving a
      > cover-up.
      > 3. Meteorological Factors in Unidentified Radar
      > Returns
      > 4. UFOs And The Condon Report ... A Scientist's
      > Critique on Condon's
      > validity and procedure.
      > 5. Statement on UFOs ... Hearings Before The Committee
      > on Science.
      > Debunking the debunkers.
      > This is a hint of what the listener is treated to...
      > sober and intelligent
      > reflections on the reality of UFOs. No hyperbole or
      > histrionics... just
      > straight science as pure as the garden variety
      > skeptibunky (Klass et al)
      > would _purport_ to want to have it!
      > Verily! Weigh Dr. McDonald's concise speech of even
      > _yesterday_ against the
      > state of the art skeptibunker's duplicitous pule of
      > today, and be not too
      > surprised with regard to who arrives the proverbial
      > day-late-and-dollar-short! All the senseless
      > faux-skepticisms still trotted
      > out currently with insentient and numbing regularity
      > were asked and
      > answered, proffered and discredited... suggested and
      > invalidated decades ago
      > by James E. McDonald! Wendy Connors, indeed, provides
      > you with a primary
      > reference proof you can hold in your hands! UFOs
      > _are_ real!
      > ...That's not _all_ that will be found on Wendy's
      > current compilation!
      > ...There's Edward R. Murrow, one of the last few media
      > journalists who had
      > respect for the sensibilities of news consumers and
      > who believed that an
      > _informed_ public was the one best served. Not
      > resorting to cheap-shots,
      > easy sensationalism or degrading comedy, he puts the
      > subject of UFOs
      > squarely in the street during an incisive thirty
      > minute radio program... as
      > valid today as it was in 1950!
      > ...There's Air Chief Marshall, Lord Hugh Dowding, dead
      > in 1970, a British
      > Royal Air Force Chief of Staff, who relates his belief
      > in the ETH (a belief
      > maintained until the end of his life) on August 9,
      > 1954.
      > ...There's a copy of "Open Mind Debate" _ A public
      > affairs program from 1960
      > where Professor Eric F. Goldman of Princeton
      > University moderates an
      > _astonishing_ program on the subject of UFOs. The
      > subject, "Are Flying
      > Saucers Only Science Fiction"?... is debated by
      > guests: Dr. J. Allen Hynek,
      > Dr. Donald H. Menzel, Dr. Ronald Leonard Sprinkle, Dr.
      > Frank Saltzburg and
      > researcher John G. Fuller. Be amazed how cagey,
      > obfuscating, evasive, and
      > _guarded_ Dr. Menzel can be... and wonder why.
      > Reflect on why he would be
      > the _only_ panel member to get angry... Do scientists
      > _really_ do as they
      > want?
      > That's not all! General Douglas MacArthur holds forth
      > on UFOs and
      > extraterrestrials! Dr. Adolph G. Dittmar explicates
      > on them! Dr. Ivan T.
      > Sanderson lectures about them! Robert Coe Gardner
      > cogitates in their
      > regard... out loud! Dr. Willy Ley compellingly
      > expounds! Wow!
      > That's, still, not all! Twelve hours less change,
      > total time, awaits the
      > open mind and courageous heart of a curious listener.
      > ...And _be_
      > curious... good reader!
      > Curious, you increase our aggregate bravery to
      > challenge the unknown; by
      > becoming more brave; you expand and elevate our
      > society; you help to re-take
      > our hijacked mainstream! Additionally, you invalidate
      > the specious
      > pronouncements of Philip Klass (et al) and his
      > capering coterie of cultish
      > apologists, men who have always resorted to character
      > assassination,
      > baseless innuendo, and duplicitous mechanism... when
      > they can't debate their
      > worthy opponents competently on the issue at hand and
      > are keen, only, upon
      > grinding their own duplicitous axes...
      > ...And who can blame them... standing tall only
      > insures their demise... real
      > debate hastens their destruction... real dialogue only
      > provides for the
      > righteous invalidations they have earned! But, then, I
      > don't _care_ what
      > their reasons are for their obfuscation! They are not
      > shared with _me_, and
      > so are then unacceptable, on spec!
      > That these threadbare and disingenuous pelicanists
      > stand in the way of human
      > progression with their senseless and obstinate
      > obliviousness, that they
      > ignore recorded history, or that they connive to
      > despoil, degrade, and
      > destroy their betters... are reasons enough to
      > discredit them -- provide for
      > _their_ professional demise... dismiss _their_ legacy,
      > such as it is! Yea
      > and Verily!
      > Wendy Connors provides, in my opinion, ample
      > historical evidence for the
      > validity of all the preceding contentions in her
      > latest compilation, "James
      > E. McDonald & The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis." The
      > listener should not be
      > disappointed...
      > More info and purchase information can be found
      > contacting Wendy Connors at:
      > wendy@... ... Read on!
      > alienview@...
      > www.AlienView.net
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