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Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:45:40 -0300
Archived: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:25:09 -0400
Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:11:18 +0100
>Subject: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'

>From the ESkeptic Newsletter:

<snip>

>The letter about Buzz Aldrin's UFO experience & Stanton
>Friedman's "research" skills

<snip>

>Then, at least two years after I had sold well over 20,000
>copies of the book, I received a phone call at my office from
>Stanton Friedman. I recognized the name, but couldn't understand
>what he was calling about. My book was "old news" at this point.

>Friedman began the conversation by asking me if it was true that
>I had published a book with the "famous" Apollo 11 UFO sighting.
>I replied that I had. Friedman then said, "How did you do that?
>Do you realize how many years my colleagues and I have been
>trying to get our hands on that document? How did you get NASA
>to release it to you?" I replied, "I asked them for it."

>Friedman then asked me if he could get his hands on a copy of my
>book and I promptly told him that he could buy a copy at any
>bookstore. He thanked me and hung up.

>I guess my question is this. If Stanton Friedman has "done the
>research," (as he boasted he had on Larry King, and upbraiding
>Michael Shermer for not doing the research), why is it that he
>couldn't get this report "for years" when it took me only one
>phone call to acquire this "classified" document from NASA. And
>after two years in practically every bookstore in the English
>speaking world, why was Friedman still unaware of its "release"
>if he is such a tireless researcher?

<snip>

My recall of the conversation with Godwin is somewhat different.
But it doesn't matter. I was well aware that Buzz successfully
sued Berlitz and Moore about the story, in The Roswell Incident,
of his supposed UFO sighting on the moon... libel.. he was
selling cars at the time. I had also met him on the Ron Reagan
Jr. show I had done. Of course I have never used his IFO report
as evidence for flying saucer reality.

Speaking of reality, if one checks Shermer's curriculum vitae
one finds he has never been a scientist and has never worked as
a scientist. He is a prolific writer and got his PhD on the
History of science.

To suggest he has taken a scientific approach to UFOs is absurd.
Sort of like saying a sports reporter must be a highly qualified
athlete. For those interested I should add that the Larry King
UFO show is to be repeated Saturday, July 21 because of "Popular
Demand".

I hope to be able to take on Shermer in a debate perhaps on
George Noory? Or with Larry?


Stan Friedman



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