UFO History Imperiled
by Alfred Lehmberg
See, even fallaciously blow the "old UFOs" up and any "new UFOs" lose all substance and traction, unjustly losing validation right out of their gates! I say true.
...Hardly seems sporting or fair... ...forget brave.
...Because that's what science is about? ...Chipping away at "belief" until all that remains is "fact." Skepticism in the purest sense of the word, "debunkery," if you will, since it's foolish to tolerate bunk.
...And it is, foolish that is. ...But, was it?
The "dark" alluded to remains predictably unacknowledged, first by persons of the debunker's conflicted caliber but then, because I believe others of a even a constructively "skeptical" bent are honorable persons willing to continue to play by the honorable rules as constructively codified... ...others, too? Even by men of such erudition, intellect, and honor as the late Richard Hall and still very much with us Jerry Clark. The sought after lure of a perceived positive legacy reflecting responsible reasonability is strong.
I remember, on the other hand, that all but a precious few of us are consigned to forgettable legacies, so why not risk reaching for the transcendent... perchance to grasp, now! One can be one's own Magellan. I digress.
The debunking revisionist adroitly employs all four as he ferrets for fabric's tatters he has largely manufactured himself, out of the ironic whole cloth. The Trindade case (like Socorro, Roswell, and others) has an obvious solidity that our glad debunker attempts to ruin like the ufological gym shorts just described.
No, Klass would be asked if he had been "drinking." That's how it goes with a receding evidentiary horizon . No evidence can be acceptable where conclusions, howsoever contrary, have been made, eh? That's how things roll in the skeptibunky aviary.
A ufological macrocosm is then invalided by a purposely errant invalidation of the microcosms making that macrocosm up! That seems the province of liars, cheats, and thieves!
*You know who you are. Say it five times fast.