25. Chris Lambright, Part I

chrisShow Notes: Martin talks to Chris Lambright about his book X-Descending as well as touching on the Paul Bennewitz Case, but in this episode we focus mostly on Ray Stanford’s film and revealing technology. Stay tuned for Part II on the Bennewitz case. Visit: xdeskpublishing.com

2 thoughts on “25. Chris Lambright, Part I

  • November 6, 2012 at 3:44 am
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    Very interesting interview. I hear what he’s saying when he criticizes the UFOlogy community for not looking more carefully at the better evidence. I believe that he may have missed something, in all of this, though. In addition to the “you’re too crazy” bias that we have to put up with, from pseudoskeptics and many within the mainstream, we also have to contend with a “too good to be true” bias. This one does not only affect the mainstream and pseudoskeptics, though, as it also affects many within the UFOlogy community and other alternative communities. In the comments section of this post:

    http://stevevolk.com/archives/894

    Steve Volk, one of the few mainstream journalists to take a reasonably close look at UFOlogy and some related fields, openly admits that the reason that he won’t research, more carefully, The Starchild Skull is that it seems “too good to be true,” to him, although Volk does admit that such an attitude might not necessarily be good. Even some mainstream fields have to contend with this problem. Take a look at this article about a possible success in one of the biggest Holy Grails in all of engineering – a room temperature superconductor:

    http://www.superconductors.org/rtsc2mkt.htm

    It seems that the author might not know a whole lot about how non-mainstream ideas are treated, because he says, “This may be the first time in American history that a discovery of profound potential has been completely stifled by equally profound indifference,” towards the end of the article, which history shows us is clearly not true, but the main points of the article seem to stand. It does seem that some of the people in those companies listed in the article do seem to be affected by the “too good to be true” bias, even on the idea of a room-temperature superconductor, which most mainstream scientists do believe is possible. I think that it is important to look into the ideas that Lambright is talking about, and for all of us to try to catch ourselves when we start thinking that something is “too good to be true,” and, therefore, we won’t look into it. We can’t be experts in everything, and we all need to decide, based on reason and a certain amount of prejudice, unfortunately, what we will, and won’t, research carefully. However, something seeming “too good to be true” is not, in my opinion, good enough reason to, all by itself, to refuse to look into an idea.

  • November 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm
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    That is quite an article about the superconductors. I see what you are getting at. It is like an image or video of a UFO that is ‘too good’, well, it just HAS to be fake.

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