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Re: McGaha Or Magoo

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 19:59:17 -0400
Archived: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 08:35:48 -0500
Subject: Re: McGaha Or Magoo

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 01:01:53 +0000
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: McGaha Or Magoo

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:33:01 -0500
>>Subject: Re: McGaha Or Magoo


>>It appears that McGaha is now the 'skeptic of choice', said
>>position having been left empty with the passing of Philip J.

>I am surprised if McGaga is indeed to be the new Witchfinder
>General. I know one should not be unduly influenced by such
>considerations, but the more I see of him, the more
>uncomfortable he seems. Body language and facial expressions
>don't match up well with what he is saying, and he delivers his
>lines with a stumbling lack of conviction. All in all, he gives
>the impression of a man who doesn't believe a word of what he is
>saying, but is going to say it anyway because that's what he has
>to do to pick up the cheque.

>How much is known about his real background?

I had a formal debate with McGaha at Middle Tennessee State
University, Murfreesboro, TN, on Jan. 28, 2004, before a full
house live audience (avail able on video Are Flying Saucers
Real? - 2 hrs. for $15. including shipping fromme at POB 958,
Houlton, ME 04730-0958).

He used Power Point, I used slides. He was arrogant and
ignorant. He has his own observatory, was a USAF pilot, did as I
recall more than 1000 parachute jumps, has taught a few
astronomy courses at an Arizona Junior College.

He seemed less ill at ease than he was on the King show.

I love the JAL link with Jupiter as if the FAA and 747 radars
could pick up Jupiter. Note he didn't say how many years after
Rendelsham that he walked the site looking for radiation.

I doubt if many found him even as credible as Dr. Michael
Shermer on LK on July 13 or in the debate with me on C to C on
August 1.

Stan Friedman
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