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Case Closed On Jerusalem UFO Video 336

Posted by timothy
from the no-border-incursion-after-all dept.
astroengine writes "Skepticism was high after videos surfaced earlier this year depicting a UFO over Jerusalem. However, ufologists defended the sighting, dismissing claims that it was a hoax. But a few days ago, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), one of the oldest, largest, and most respected UFO investigation organizations in the world, announced their findings about the Jerusalem UFO. Yes, even MUFON has concluded it was a hoax."
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Case Closed On Jerusalem UFO Video

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  • Re:Carl Sagan (Score:2, Informative)

    by errandum (2014454) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @07:48PM (#35684112)

    *The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

    That's the complete title

  • Re:Poor Article (Score:5, Informative)

    by trytoguess (875793) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @08:12PM (#35684266)

    The link on "Ian O'Neill" leads to the relevant reasons. In short:

    1. For a bright object, it's not making on the reflective dome below it shine.

    2. Even though several videos came out, considering the location (a popular tourist attraction), there should be even more videos and eyewitness accounts.

    3. Two of the videos have evidence of tampering.

    http://news.discovery.com/space/jerusalem-ufo-almost-certainly-a-hoax.html [discovery.com]

  • Re:Carl Sagan (Score:2, Informative)

    by Antisyzygy (1495469) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @09:07PM (#35684602)
  • Re:Carl Sagan (Score:5, Informative)

    by c6gunner (950153) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @11:19PM (#35685344)

    Really, Sagan has proved the negative regarding UFO's?

    Sagan has demonstrated a tendency amongst human beings to attribute unusual experiences to various shadowy and/or supernatural entities, which change over time, and for which there is never any actual evidence.

    Do the words "burden of proof" mean anything to you? If you tell me that your car was stolen by a gang of roving leprechauns, and I point out that you live in a high-crime area where vehicle thefts occur by the dozen on a daily basis, I don't need to show that leprechauns didn't steal your car - you need to present some evidence that they did.

  • Re:Not Carl Sagan (Score:4, Informative)

    by c6gunner (950153) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @11:29PM (#35685392)

    Carl Sagan and self-labeled "skeptics" are the Penn and Teller's Bullshit to everybody else's Mythbusters.

    The mythbusters are skeptics. Adam Savage has made numerous appearances at The Amazing Meeting - the foremost skeptical conference in the world. He's closely allied with the skeptical movement as a whole, and the show in general is a very simple application of skepticism to everyday claims. If you think that "self described skeptics" are philosophically separate from the Mythbusters, you don't understand skepticism. And - as your comment has amply demonstrated - you clearly don't understand Sagan.

  • by Omestes (471991) <omestes AT gmail DOT com> on Friday April 01, 2011 @12:09AM (#35685548) Homepage Journal

    im not even talking about LSD being a product of cia.

    Good thing, since it isn't. [wikipedia.org]

  • Re:Carl Sagan (Score:4, Informative)

    by Rantastic (583764) on Friday April 01, 2011 @01:18AM (#35685834) Journal

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    Here's a US Army Colonel who contradicts [aolnews.com] Sagan:

    The evidence he speaks of includes the hard data of sensor technology that has frequently confirmed the reality of physical craft and the high quality of extremely reliable eyewitnesses who are "neither misreporting facts nor delusional."

    You're kidding right? If I claim I have evidence of a mountain of gold hidden under Yankee Stadium, including all manner of sensor data, are you going to take me at my word? People make claims like this all the time. Guess what? The evidence never turns up, or if it does, it is found to be mistaken or fake. Every time.

    Personally, I doubt we are alone in the universe. However, there has never been any validated evidence of any visitation to Earth. What Sagan points out is that we have very good answers to the question "How can otherwise reasonable people be utterly convinced that they have been taken aboard an alien craft when there is a lack of any evidence to show it actually happened?"

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