Wednesday, May 10, 2006

UFO mind-melting in government report

The MoD document compiles UFO sightings reported to the ministry over previous decades. But the top-secret nature of the project meant that none of the UFO witnesses were questioned further about their experience. "That's the weakness of the report," says Ian Ridpath, an astronomy writer and UFO-debunker from Brentford, UK, who was a guest speaker at Clarke's press conference on 8 May. No scientists were directly consulted, and the author relied instead on literature searches, says Clarke. It even appears to rely on some pretty "dodgy" theories put about in UFO folklore, he adds.

(Via The Anomalist.)

1 comment:

W.M. Bear said...

Major premise: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Minor premise: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Logical conclusion: Absence of extraordinary evidence is not evidence against extraordinary claims.