originally posted by: Jukiodone
a reply to: Guest101
Fravor is unlikely to change his opinion whilst the other "experts" agree with him regarding apparent acceleration.
This wont change until a more credible body (i.e Raytheon/the DoD) provide alternative analysis incorporating additional data - and that 'aint
I’m afraid so… Fravor was basically trained as a soldier. One of the big differences between the training of a soldier and that of a scientist
> Soldier: Tribe is more important than Truth
> Scientist: Truth is more important than Tribe
Not all scientists behave that way, and the same is true for soldiers of course, but in this interview Fravor shows a lot of tribal behavior:
> his endorsement of Bob Lazar and Tom Delonge, calling both of them very clever guys
> the expression on the face of Lex when he sees Fravor’s non-verbal dismissal of Mick West
The reason Fravor gives for the quality difference between the FLIR1 video and the one he saw on board of the Nimitz is completely bogus. Digital
copies do NOT deteriorate like analog ones. Maybe after 100000 copies they do but in general the bit error rate is so small that deterioration is
negligible. On top of that, digital deterioration is not gradual like with analog tapes. Bit errors show up like really nasty and local artifacts that
stand out from the rest of the image.
His explanation of the confiscation of the tapes (a MIB prank by some other group on the ship) sounds completely implausible to me. He never mentioned
it before and now he suddenly comes with this outrageous story.
It is a reboot of the Rendlesham Forest Incident (RFI): The witnesses contradict each other and the scarce sensor data (a tape recording in the RFI;
the FLIR1 video in the Nimitz case) is inconclusive but may have been edited. The highest ranking witnesses may be downplaying while the lowest
ranking witnesses may be embellishing. Nobody knows for sure anymore.
All the ingredients are there for an endless tribal discussion that leads nowhere. The only way out is the Navy releasing more data, which they
won’t for some mysterious reason (this was 16 years ago.. today’s consumer grade IR cameras and radars already outperform the military ones of
those days. Come on, what is still so secret about it to this day?).
What really annoys me: TTSA does not even lift a finger to resolve this tribal situation. They position themselves as one of the tribes instead.
If they want to show any added value in ufology, if they really want some attention from mainstream science, this is the moment.
12-9-2020 by Guest101 because: (no reason given)
edit on 12-9-2020 by Guest101 because: wording