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Re: sTARBABY & A New CSICOP Coverup? - Scherk

From: William Scott Scherk <wss@uniserve.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 02:00:11 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:58:16 -0500
Subject: Re: sTARBABY & A New CSICOP Coverup? - Scherk


>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@earthlink.net>
>To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 12:05:12 -0800
>Subject: sTARBABY & A New CSICOP Coverup?


Rudiak writes:

>Dennis Rawlins' lengthy FATE Magazine account (excerpts above
>and below) of CSICOP's cover-up and censorship of material
>plus their vindictive tactics against people is exactly what
>I am experiencing right now concerning my expose of Charles
>Moore's Mogul balloon trajectory calculation hoax.

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2003/dec/m03-001.shtml

Skeptical Inquirer and its publishers work against what they see
as pseudoscience, irrational beliefs, and dangerous quackery.

Some may believe that a Mogul flight provides a reaonable
explanation for the initial Roswell flap.

Dave Thomas is one such person:

'What is the bottom line on the Roswell Incident, NYU, and
Project Mogul? In Moore's words, "When the wind information is
coupled with the similarities in the debris described by the
eyewitnesses - the balsa sticks, the 'tinfoil,' the tape with
pastel, pinkish-purple flowers, the smoky gray balloon rubber
with a burnt odor, the eyelets, the tough paper, the
four-inch-diameter aluminum pieces and the black box - to the
materials used in our balloon flight trains, it appears to me
that it would be difficult to exclude NYU Flight 4 as a likely
source of the debris that W. W. Brazel found on the Foster ranch
in 1947." From "The Roswell Incident and Project Mogul"

http://www.csicop.org/si/9507/roswell.html

On the one hand we have a limited circulation magazine
(approximately 40,000 subsribers) publishing comments such as
those from Thomas; on the other hand we have evidence that these
have little impact, such results of a 2002 Roper poll:

"More than two-thirds of Americans say that the government is
not telling the public everything it knows about UFO activity
(72 percent) or extraterrestrial life (68 percent)."

See:

http://www.scifi.com/ufo/roper/04.html

Put this alongside findings from a 1997 Time/CNN poll.

"As for the Roswell incident, nearly two-thirds of the
respondents to the poll said they believed that a UFO crash-
landed in a field outside the New Mexico town 50 years ago
next month."

See;

http://edition.cnn.com/US/9706/15/ufo.poll/ ]

Why give time and effort to debunking the debunkers? It doesn't
seem to me that CSICOP has made much of a dent in majority
beliefs.

If the publishers, editors and writers associated with SI came
on over to Rudiak's side tomorrow, would it make much of a
difference?


William Scott Scherk
http://www.wsse.ca