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Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 13:23:47 -0600
Archived: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:55:13 -0500
Subject: Re: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI


>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:00:21 -0800
>Archived: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:13:28 -0500
>Subject: Wikipedia UFO Entries & CSICOP/CSI [was: Kaku...]

>>Source: Michio Kaku's Website - New York, New York, USA

>>http://www.mkaku.org/articles/physics_of_et.php

>>The Physics Of Extraterrestrial Civilizations
>>How advanced could they possibly be?

>>by Michio Kaku

><snip>

>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.

<snip>

I'm actually rather surprised to hear that. As much as I
disagree with 'movement' skepticism, I always assumed they were
still part of the reality-based community, as one Bush advisor
derisively called people who valued facts. But deleting
information unfavorable to their positions rather than just
arguing against it is more like the radical conservatives who
believe in the Biblical accoount of creation. And these
'skeptics" presume to call themselves defenders of reason. I
doubt that even the farthest-out 'pro-UFO' people would dream of
doing that.

>So I encourage people here to become Wikipedia editors. The
>level of knowledge here on UFOs is much, much higher than the
>usual poorly informed, overly-opinionated, pseudoskeptic college
>science student types who tend to haunt Wikipedia, thinking they
>already know it all.

That sounds like it's worth a try. The main Wiki entry on UFOs
appears to present the subject of UFOs in a balanced manor,
although I've only skimmed over it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO

Maybe it hasn't yet occurred to the so-called skeptics to
'correct' it yet.



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