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Re: Sturrock Panel/skeptics

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 23:40:15 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:21:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Sturrock Panel/skeptics


>From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 13:41:32 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Sturrock Panel/skeptics

>Dear list,

>In reading the recent N.Y. Post Online Editorial, I suddenly
>realized that we have not heard from the "skeptical community" at
>large yet. I wonder what's taking them so long? I envision Phil
>Klass busy digging up as much terra firma on the panel's
>scientists as he can find, and contacting various news agencies
>and assorted other media, preparing to deliver another broadside
>to our subject. I'd wager he senses we have our foot in the door,
>and he fancies himself to be running at the other side to close
>it. No doubt others of his ilk are preparing to follow suit. Btw,
>has anyone else noticed a correlation between skeptics and rapid
>or excessive blinking? Just wondering.

This is a good point. You are probably correct. If you can't
attack the substance of the argument, attack the arguer (a.k.a.
"ad hominem"). You can bet CSICOP was shocked and several of the
members of CSICOP nearly "excremented in  trou"  when they saw
the basically favorable (to UFO investigators, not to extreme
skeptic/ debunkers) press reaction.

Imagine, whisper the debunkers!  After all these years some REAL
scientists (as opposed to the fake scientists that study UFO
reports, some of whom conclude ET is a reasonable explanation)
have lost their minds.  They say the study of UFO reports should
be an acceptable scientific endeavor.  Oh, the WORMWOOD AND THE
GALL (slight Biblical reference to that which is completely
annoying and distasteful).   What is civilization coming to, with
UFOs and mental affects on electronic coin flips and other
psychic stuff and bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster and
agriglyphs (more than just "crop circles"), metal bending,
astrology, near death experiences, acupuncture, herbal
remedies..... WHEN WILL IT ALL END?   Will civilization as we
know it die?

(Answer: yes, whether or not UFOs are ET; civilization is about
the take a quantum leap into some new direction as a result of
modern technology and innovation.
Interested?  Ask me to email you FRIGHT NIGHT!)

Well, anyway, you can bet CSICOP was quite jealous of the
exposure of SSE and they will be fighting back by enlisting their
members to say that (a) the scientists of the panel had the wool
pulled over their eyes by the UFO investigator/presenters and (b)
UFOs/sightings are merely cult-related activity or a result of
wishful thinking and do no bear any serious consideration.