Originally posted by Human_Alien
People like Mr Oberg repeatedly points out to us 'morons' how easily fooled we can be therefore questioning our judgement. Even J Allen Hynek admitted
his 'swamp gas' explanation (the 'weak') was a game being played by the government and he couldn't continue.
This is not to say Mr Oberg is making this up. I'm sure there are rockets being launched. I'm just having a problem as to what that has to do with
So it's still a game. One in which Mr Hynek participated in as well but.....stopped playing with that team after a while. Maybe his conscientious was
So in the year 2013....too many of us are now onto the 'swamp gas' game and it gets very little mileage now.
HA, you are seeking insult where none was given or intended, and you are falsely attributing quote-marked terms to me that I never used. That makes
you part of the problem, not part of the solution.
The central question always remains the degree to which human perception and interpretation and recollection can be distorted. Aside from dogmatic
assertions from all sides of the endless, useless, and wasteful debate over this issue, there's no sign of any awareness of the need to develop
calibration techniques to obtain measurable parameters.
My attempted contribution to this issue is to propose, and perform, investigations in which the stimulus is irrefutably known -- missile and space
events -- and explore the degree to which SOME people will under certain specific conditions fall victim to perceptual inadequacies.
It's stupid to say that these people are 'morons'. People who do so exhibit a serious ignorance of human perception. As even Hynek discovered,
actually the more experienced and intelligent witnesses are those most subject to occasional unconscious mis-cuing of existing perceptual experiences,
to handle a new and similar raw perception. People 'see' new things on the basis of what they are accustomed by past experience to see.
Sometimes that misleads a person. How often it happens, and what it manifests itself is, is the central and still unsettled question of the entire UFO
For anyone smugly satisfied they already know all they need to about the question, any threat of new evidence is undesirable. Does that describe you,
You can start being helpful by stopping being harmful through misrepresentations and disinformation. Lord knows, the issue deserves it. Our common
ground is that there are important things to be understood from figuring this out. If that is not your motive, if your main desire is to assure
yourself you are smarter than everybody else, then no, we don't have common ground.
So go play in your sandbox, I'll stay over here with other folks who share my curiosity.
edit on 28-1-2013 by JimOberg because: typos