Re: META: Psuedo Science

Dan Clemmensen (
Tue, 09 Sep 1997 19:46:15 -0400 wrote:
> I think you are correct: Pseudo science is a substitute for real, solid
> science, and works for people because it is "creativity" without any "facts".
> But it is interesting, catches the imagination.
Sagan makes yet another point in "Demon-Haunted World": many of the
aledged paranormal effects show a stunning lack of creativity
and imagination. Why do UFO-riding aliens do the mundane and stupid
thing they do, instead of something really spectacular, if
they want to be noticed, If they don't want to be noticed, why
do the "abductees" have any memory, or why are they still alive?
Why would aliens use crop circles instead of simply landing?
Science Fiction writers are generally a great deal more creative than