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

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 16:34:21 -0400
Archived: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:00:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'


>From: Jason Gammon <BoyintheMachine.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:23:34 EDT
>Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'

<snip>

>Not only is Shermer not a scientist, he isn't even a skeptic.
>He's a debunker, tried and true.

Y'know, I've _never_ liked that term 'debunker' applied to
ufology. It half implies that somehow, the subject is 'bunk' and
the 'debunker' is trying to show how much 'bunk' the subject is,
a noble pursuit, seemingly.

I wonder if there is a term that suggests a noisy negativist is
actually trying to sully the reputation of a fundamentally good
and sound subject? And a term as easy to say as "debunker."

I don't think this is a good choice, but 'trasher' tells the
story accurately. How about 'bunker'? Any ideas?


Eleanor White



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