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Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens

From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:42:14 -0400
Archived: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 17:15:49 -0500
Subject: Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:23:02 -0000
>Subject: Re: Answering Public Questions On UFOs & Aliens

>>Source: The Skeptics Society - Altadena, California, USA

>>http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/07-11-14.html#feature

>>Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

>>Dr. David Morrison is Senior Scientist of the NASA Astrobiology
>>Institute. He is a recent recipient of the American Astronomical
>>Society's Carl Sagan Medal honoring his efforts to explain
>>science to the public.

<snip>

>This is a depressingly stupid and ill-informed piece of
>argumentation, full of category mistakes, non-sequiturs and
>begged questions, which does the cause of conscientious
>scepticism nothing but harm.


Right on Martin. Morrison and James McGaha would make a good
pair operationg under the basic rules of debunkdom. Don't bother
me with the facts; what the public doesn't know, I won't tell
them; do one's research by proclamation, and if one can't attack
the data, attack the people.

Why bother with the Astronomer sightings reported by
Hynek, McDonald, Sturrock, Gert Herb etc.,?

He also seems to know nothing about national security.

Best I can tell he went from getting his PhD at Harvard to Mauna
Loa observatory to his NASA Astrobiology post.


Stan Friedman



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