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17483Re: [UFOnet] Dr. James E. McDonald & The ETH

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  • Roger Anderton
    Oct 1, 2004
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      >>ok, yes I do. The bloodiest wars in human history have been fought in the
      name of religion.

      While science provides the weapons of mass destruction.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Ocame" <docame@...>
      To: "Autymn D. C." <lysdexia@...>; "ufos" <ufonet@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 2:50 AM
      Subject: Re: [UFOnet] Dr. James E. McDonald & The ETH


      > I said nothing about UFOs driven by intelligent humans. I said
      intelligent aliens.
      >
      > UFOlogy is not a science. Scientists have to take the good with the bad.
      Their theories must stand up to intense scrutiny by being published in peer
      reviewed journals. Peer reviewed means that before they even get published,
      the papers are sent out to be reviewed by other scientists. If those
      scientists find the paper does not prove its claim by a preponderance of
      evidence, the paper does not get published. It's this kind of review process
      that keeps bad science from getting getting out.
      >
      > UFOlogy does not have this. Yes, Ufologists do publish papers and write
      books. But they are certainly not scrutinized by other scientists first.
      UFOLogy also seems to entail a lot of belief. People believe in UFOs. Belief
      is not good enough for scientists. Belief implies an overwhelming
      persistence of ideas without direct evidence.
      >
      > This is fine for churches. Let me be clear here. I have nothing against
      churches and religion (ok, yes I do. The bloodiest wars in human history
      have been fought in the name of religion. Anyone wanting to argue that point
      should look at what we are doing in Iraq and Afganistan today. But, that has
      nothing to do with my point). Religion and science have nothing to do with
      each other. I, myself, have been known to sit inside a pew or two. But, I am
      clear that I keep the two separate.
      >
      > Science is not a belief system, it is a proof system. Period.
      >
      > I do not believe in aliens (ETs). I can't. I've never met one, never seen
      its dead body nor its crashed spaceship. But, I am clear that there is
      overwhelming mathematical probability for their existence due to the
      tremendous number of stars and galaxies in this universe. It would be absurd
      to think there was no other life and intelligent life in the universe. I
      seek to find the evidence that proves this view correct. When I find it,
      then I will believe it.
      >
      > Lastly, as far as the Corpus Callosum is concerned. I don't think I
      understand your question. Sure there's a circuit breaker..it's called a
      scalpel. Were you looking for something different?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Dave
      >
      > "Autymn D. C." <lysdexia@...> wrote:
      > its
      >
      > So what about UFOs driven by intelligent humans?
      >
      > Ufology is a science. There's also pseudoufology.
      >
      > So is there some kind of circuit breaker for the corpus callosum?
      >
      > -Aut
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      > Dave Ocame, N1YVV
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