"Abductions" DO NOT exist :scientists should fight this crap,like Carl Sagan did

Jim Hunter jim.hunter at REMOVE_TO_EMAIL.jhuapl.edu
Sun Apr 19 22:57:19 EST 1998

Patanîe Pongpâ wrote:
 > Le Vendredi 17 Avril 1998 16:03:15 -04 du Méridien, Jim Hunter
 > <jim.hunter at jhuapl.edu> vous écrivîtes:
 > >
 > >Everybody that I know of has lucid dreams once in while.
 > >The whole point of being an intelligent dreamer is to
 > >wake up and say, "that was a good dream"!!
 > >
 > >There are several newsgroups who requested that the
 > >"dreamers" do -not- post their "theories" to their
 > >newsgroups. The only reason you are still allowed 
 > >in sci.physics is that it is good to know what
 > >models of the universe do not model anything.
 > Dear Jim,
 > Could you elaborate on that point?
 > By the way I think that we,researchers,should work in order to
 > decrease the incredible amount of crap which is believed,nowadays,in
 > mass media influenced societies.Merchants have no morality problem to 
 > produce,to sell and to make people believe in crap.
 > This is how this whole psychological problem of "abductees" arose.
 > Scientists are also guilty in that respect because they do not want
 > spend some time educating the public.
 > Carl Sagan was an exception but,faced with these millions of people
 > believing in flying saucer "abductions" we need thousands of  new
 > Sagan.....
 > We need new Carl Sagan!
 > >

 We probably could use more Sagans. The one drawback of your
 argument is that the people who start the "abduction" theories
 don't listen to Sagans. They never have. It usually not because
 they're born dumb. They have "theories". There are a number of 
 people responding to sci.* posts who are -trying- to educate the
 public. The public has their own theories of how the universe
 works. If you've ever read sci.physics you know what I mean.
 If the public doesn't understand the energy-time-engineering 
 requirements of space travel, it's hard to give them an 
 argument that "abductions" aren't happening.


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