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Bastide,uf os,extraordinary evidence


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Bastide,uf os,extraordinary evidence

  1. 1. Created by Simpo PDF Creator Pro (unregistered version) UFOs – Unidentified Flying Objects Ufology – is a neologism coined to describe the collective efforts of those who study reports and associated evidence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ufologist – A ufo investigator is called a ufologist Ufo Sightings- Some eye witnesses to the UFOs Roswell Incident- called the Roswell UFO crash 1947 UFO Conspiracy – Worldwide UFO cover Ups and related theories Alien- An extra-terrestrial being is called an alien
  2. 2. Created by Simpo PDF Creator Pro (unregistered version) http://www.simpopdf.comOPEN LETTER TO LORD MARTIN REES AND THE ROYAL SOCIETY ABOUTTHE STATEMENT THAT EXTRAORDINARY CLAIM REQUIREEXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE , OCCAM’S RAZOR AND… ELEPHANTSBy Jean Bastide , ufologist since 48 years When we say that “extraordinary claim require extraordinary evidence”, we in factpresuppose that “we are only believing in an ordinary preconceived claim, in fact somedifferent paradigm”. Therefore, to say that “extraordinary claim require extraordinaryevidence” is a true absurdity, such a claim being purely relativistic following our limitedparadigm, related itself to our ridiculously limited brain and intelligence. Moreover, thebasic idea that “extraordinary claim require extraordinary evidence” is no longer valid even interms of entropy, as we are implying and hinting that it is understood that an extraordinaryfact recovers and implies a bigger quantity of information, needing therefore more evidence tosupport it. Again false, as the extraordinary character of a phenomenon is purely relative toour limited knowledge of natural phenomena and the fact that claim we are believing inrequire less evidence to support it doesn’t necessarily imply its character of banality, its“usual nature” in opposition to its supposed “unusual” one . Terms as “ordinarily”, ”usually”,can also be referred to the expression , the locution “as a rule”, which means THECOMMON SENSE IS THE RULE, forgetting that THE COMMON SENSE ISRELATIVISTIC AND THE IMAGE OF OUR IGNORANCE. In doing this, we arevoluntarily and perhaps unconsciously limiting the scope of our intellectual field, cuttingprecisely ourselves from any further potentially important discovery. It is plain stupidity andfoolish attitude. The wise knows first of all his own limitations, only the fool can imagine heknows all universe’s secrecies. Socrates urges us to “know thyself”(gnothi sauton) in orderfor us to be able to know really the true nature of the universe surrounding us and hence ourinner nature linked precisely to it, and the English poet William Wordsworth was right whenhe said that “the roots of life are ugly”, as reflecting the abyssal limitations of our chimp-likebrain and body, being all like the Kipling’s French “Bandar-logs”. Our “Papuan’s commonlaw” doesn’t reflect the nature of the whole universe. When we attribute a scale ofcommonness to things happening, it is only in term of “vulgarity” so to say , showing beneathit the vulgarity of our intellect which is only distorting reality to mould it in our preconceivedparadigm, twisting fact to more conveniently fit a presupposed primitive and childishtheorizing of the world. Our great master René Fouéré was always stressing on the Occams razor principle inthe review "Phénomènes Spatiaux" of the French GEPA. I can even quote it in latin: “entianon sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem”, having studied Latin. Occam was a genius, nodoubt. When you cannot see a tiger in your London garden, Occams razor says there is notiger at all in it, and not that a tiger is hidden in it, as it would be simpler and less expensivein term of physical entropy and information energy to say so. If it is simpler to say there isno tiger, it doesn’t imply logically that the tiger’s species doesn’t exist, or that its existence ismore extraordinary than the existence of for example a tiny snail, it doesn’t take into accountsome qualitative a-priori about the nature of the object studied. Occam’s razor principle tellus A PROOF IS A PROOF , WHATEVER THE HYPOTHESIS’S NATURE ANDRELATIVE GRADATIONS OF MEANING. Therefore, EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMDOESN’T REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY EVIDENCE. Don’t forget nobody has everseen the extraordinary electron which had only required ordinary evidence since itsdiscovery by the Greeks, electron meaning amber, its very existence having never beenquestioned by anybody. The ancient Greeks noticed that amber attracted small objects when
  3. 3. Created by Simpo PDF Creator Pro (unregistered version) http://www.simpopdf.comsimply rubbed with fur, nothing very extraordinary and nonetheless its very nature remainseven nowadays totally unknown according to physicists. The conference - The Detection Of Extraterrestrial Life And The Consequences ForScience And Society - was held at the high-brow Royal Society HQ in central London, onJanuary 25 and 26. Founded in 1660, the Societys members have included such legendaryscientific figures as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Lord Martin Rees,the Astronomer Royal and president of The Royal Society, chaired several sessions dealingwith the ultimate question: Is the universe teeming with life? The UFOs subject wasdiscussed more openly over coffee and biscuits, due to their supposed nature of "elephants inthe room” , may be in the scientist’s Dresden china’s factory . As ufologists point out, whysearch for life "out there" if it is already "down here"? Someone pointed out how unscientificit was for the MoD to cut its UFO project when sightings tracked on radar have beenobtained. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence", Lord Rees responded,before swiftly moving on, fearing no doubt some cavalry’s ufological charge, perhaps bysome mounted police of elephants under the guidance of some extraterrestrial mahouts.Professor Simon Conway Morris, a Cambridge University palaeontologist, said in this sameconference, if the cosmic phone rings, dont answer. I can conclude, if Lord Rees phones you,don’t waste your time to answer. My word of honour of French Bandar-log, as suggested tome by my old friends Sheera Khan, of course the Occam’s tiger, and by Kipling’s Elephant’schild , dreaming to mash the so-called scientific bone china once and for all. SCI-FI writerArthur C. Clarke once said: "Two possibilities exist - either we are alone in the universe or weare not. Both are equally terrifying." I should add "Two possibilities exist - either Lord Reeshas a brain or he has not. Both are equally terrifying." And I urge you to start aninternational project to study immediately a rarity among universe’s oddities, namely theextraordinary brain of Lord Rees which needs without a shadow of the doubt thistime…some extraordinary pathological study.From the Realm of the proud Bandar-logs, Feb 1st, 2010