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

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming6.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:31:54 -0500
Archived: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 09:07:20 -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:

>Michael Shermer On Larry King Live On UFOs

>I thought eSkeptic readers might appreciate some of the more
>amusing (and nasty) letters I have received (appended below),
>plus one very revealing letter about Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz
>Aldrin's "UFO sighting" on the way to the moon, recounted by him
>on the show (revealing UFOlogist Stanton Friedman to be an
>incompetent researcher). Unfortunately it took Buzz a long time
>to get to the point of the story =97 which was that the UFO turned
>out to be one of the panels from the Apollo rocket booster =97 so
>I fear that it might have been missed by viewers that he was, in
>fact, a UFO skeptic.

<snip>

As some readers might recall from previous futile discussions on
the Apollo 11 story, Aldrin was quoted in Godwin's book as
stating:

"We thought it could have been a panel, but it didn't appear to
have that shape at all."

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2002/jan/m13-008.shtml

To native English speakers, that statement would be taken as a
rejection of the notion that the object the astronauts saw was a
panel from the booster rocket. But to people like Shermer whose
native language is Skeptibabble, "didn't appear to have that
shape at all" evidently means that Aldrin was confirming that
the object they saw was of a type whose shape it did not have.



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