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

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:17:11 -0400
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:56:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'

>From: Dave Morton <Marspyrs.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:17:03 EDT
>Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'

>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:13:55 -0700
>>Archived: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 07:55:32 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Michael Shermer On 'Larry King Live On UFOs'


>>"Pelicanists" is an inside joke that nobody understands outside
>>the field.

>>"Anal Retentives" probably wouldn't go over well in polite

>>How about Spiro Agnew (remember him?) and "Nattering Nabobs of
>>Negativism?" (sort of like Stan Friedman's "Noisy

>>I like Robert Anton Wilson's perjoratives for CSICOPism,
>>"Irrational Rationalism" and "Fundamentalist Materialism",
>>which he used in his book, "The New Inquisition: Irrational
>>Rationalism and the Citadel of Science."


>>I still like "Debunker" however, but maybe to make it more
>>specific they would be referred to as "Dogmatic Debunkers",
>>sort of the flip side to "Gullible Believers" they like to
>>use pejoratively to describe UFO researchers.

>How about Automatic-Debunkers?

>Or: Debunking Robots?

>For example: Mr. xxx, the debunking robot - because his
>reactions to UFO materials are automatic and thoughtless, as
>well as 'dogmatic', of course.

>Or: UFO RoboCops?

>For example: Mr. xxx, the UFO RoboCop....

>Or: UFO RoboDebunker?

>For example: Mr. xxx, the UFO RoboDebunker...

I guess we can come up with all kinds of descriptive names, but
that doesn't change his image for the general public and media,
so what's the point? I guess some may feel better with a little
name calling to help them through the day, but until we can
actually confront Schermer on his own turf and beat him to a
draw, it's going to be business as usual.


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