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Jerome Clark on UFOs ~ The Dinsdale Award Lecture.

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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 11:34 AM
Extremely interesting talk given by well respected UFO researcher Jerome Clark after him being presented the Tim Dinsdale Award “for his prolific publications and editorial work on anomalies, concentrating especially on the UFO phenomenon, which have brought to the general publication comprehensive and trustworthy information presented from a sophisticated perspective.”

2008 Dinsdale Award Lecture

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The long debate about the existence or nonexistence of extraordinary phenomena, from supernatural entities and fantastic monsters to mystery airships and UFOs, has long been predicated on an unexamined literalism. Either these things exist, it is presumed, or they are the products of error and deception. To a degree, this is a defensible approach. Beyond that, however, the frame of reference is woefully inadequate, failing to explain vividly felt encounters with otherworldly beings and beasts which over all of history human beings have experienced, even as no compelling evidence of their presence in consensus reality has ever emerged. Clark’s lecture discusses anomalous events vs. experience anomalies, which – though epistemologically unrelated –have a curiously parasitic relationship, and calls for a radical new understanding of the strange occurrences that have plagued, infuriated and fascinated human beings at all times and places.


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posted on May, 9 2010 @ 12:07 PM
Interesting. Not all the way through but entertaining enough.

You should do a thread on Tim Dinsdale, someone getting an award named after him may or may not welcome it, lol.

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