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Re: CSICOP condemns X-Files Movie

From: Donald  Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 10:16:01 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 16:34:10 -0400
Subject: Re: CSICOP condemns X-Files Movie


> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 00:24:12 -0700
> From: Jared Anderson <jared@valuserve.com>
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: CSICOP condemns X-Files Movie

> CSICOP member Matt Nisbell has written an article suggesting the
> X-Files movie will increase nationwide belief in the paranormal
> and government conspiracies.

> I'm not sure whether this is the case or not but I don't think
> the Council for Media Integrity stands to benefit from the
> crybaby style in which the article was written.

> Observe:

> http://www.csicop.org/articles/x-files-movie/

> Jared.

Hello Jared and List,

Well now, after having just read the little piece "Skeptics
verses Science" subtitled "Scientisits concerned by Portrayal of
Science" I am just devastated that "science" is, for a change,
behind the eightball taking the licks it so richly deserves for
sticking its cowardly head up its own ass all these years on the
UFO phenomenon.  It never ceases to amaze me at the two-headed
approach that "science" takes on the pursuit of truth, which is
[1] their truth and [2] the great unwasheds' truth. The latter of
course is all of the other ignoramouses that are not those
shining knights of the first truth, the "scientisits". Without
them, we would not have been on the verge of the "big"
breakthrough, for instance' on a cure for cancer for the last
50-60 years-probably one of the biggest moneymakers of all time
for scientists at several hundreds of billions of dollars. Or
heart disease or,arthritis, or altzeimers, or the common cold or
obesity or one of the newer moneymakers, AIDs.

How about the science of astronomy for instance. There was the
truth of 50 years ago and now the present day truth, mostly made
clearer it seems not by science but by engineering, meaning
electronics and optics.[We'll ignore the monumental screwup with
Hubbles vision problem for the moment, which one astronomer told
me could have been discovered using an amateur's instrument used
for measuring the curve of a lens costing about $100.00]

The monumental blunders made in the world of science over the
last 50 years would fill several of Jerome Clark's encylopedias,
with each blunder being satisfactorly being covered or explained
away by their own invisible college of spin doctors. Can't have
the great unwashed thinking that the scientists aren't the Gods
that they and the geat unwashed think them to be.

The doctors have been taking a well deserved hosing for the last
few years so now maybe its time for the "scientists" to take
their licks.

From one who has been profoundly dissappointed over the last few
years by the performance of the so called "people who seek the
truth".

Don Ledger


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