[AZ-Observing] Re: meteorite photographed hitting Earth

  • From: "Kimball Corson" <kcorson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:33:50 -0700

Joe,

That is how I see it too.

Kimball

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Orman" <joe.orman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 8:20 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: meteorite photographed hitting Earth


> As Carl Sagan said, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
Until there is some other confirmation (such as a hole in the lamp post),
the evidence is questionable.  I know from experience that often photos do
not show what they seem to show.  But I'll keep an open mind.
>
> --Joe Orman
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> Kimball Corson <kcorson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Joe,
>
> But really now, why not? Very low probability events do occur. So
> infrequently in fact, that assessing their probabilities is extremely
hard.
> Also, given the distance and human reaction times being what they are, I
> would not have expected the photographer to know what he was photographing
> at the time. If he did, then I would be more suspicious. A better report
> afterwards at the scene of what was observable would have been helpful,
> however.
>
> Kimball Corson
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