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Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was:

From: Bill Chalker <bill_c.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:53:23 +1100
Archived: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:06:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was:

>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:00:21 -0800
>Subject: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was: Kaku...]

>I've been recently trying to edit a very slanted article on the
>ETH over on Wikipedia which failed to present such arguments in
>favor of the ETH. When I tried to insert some of Kaku's
>arguments and others by Bernard Haisch, one of the CSICOP
>debunkers came in and deleted them all - while leaving detailed
>arguments against untouched. He also censored my mention of
>opinion polls showing high levels of support for the reality of
>UFOs amongst the best educated (and the least amongst the poorly
>educated), and also a decent level of support for the ETH shown
>in 1970s polls of technical readers of Optical Spectra and
>Industrial Research/Development journals. And he censored a lot
>of historical material I documented showing clear discussion of
>the ETH even back in 1947 during the big U.S. flying saucer
>wave. Just one example, as noted in Ted Bloecher's review of
>the newspaper articles, is that a Pentagon spokesman on July 8,
>1947, felt it necesary to specificially deny that they were
>explained by "space ships". The article had previously tried to

While Wikipedia might be a good starting point for preliminary
information it should always be fact checked elsewhere.

Myself and others have had a sort of 'UFO history war' about the
Wikipedia entry on "Australian Ufology". It is a skewed,
unbalanced and troubled article that reflects the biases and
agendas of the anonymous edits.

My entry on my new UFO history keys blog and the links there
tell the sorry story.

While there has been some limited success with correcting some
of the problems it seems a waste of time trying to play the
Wikipedia 'edit game'. Read my article, Australian UFO History
Wars, which can be accessed via my blog:


Good luck with trying to sort your Wikipedia problems out.


Bill Chalker

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