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Re: Skeptic Wanted

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 11:11:41 -0700
Archived: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:19:35 -0400
Subject: Re: Skeptic Wanted

>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 14:08:00 -0400
>Subject: Re: Skeptic Wanted

>>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:23:33 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Skeptic Wanted


>I think part of the problem is that the word "skeptic" is a word
>that brings our strong emotions among ufologists, and I'm not
>sure that one could be identified that they really didn't want
>to tar and feather, so it doesn't surprise me that the only
>recommendations were for one of the more moderate ufologists
>(which, of course, doesn't meet your need).

Of course you're right Steven; not unlike mainstream scientists
giving Ufology a wide berth. Ironically, skepticism, or more
moderately put, an unbiased, cautious approach is a prerequisite
for scientific investigation, and certainly a necessity for

>At one brainstorming session there was some thought given to
>presenting articles of interest on a web site and then following
>up with "counter-point" responses from other researchers who
>held a different viewpoint.  This is much of what we do here and
>it would be good to formalize it and begin to establish a
>foundation for this as a "science", but the idea never went any
>futher and remains on the back burner for a couple of sites that
>I work with.  If you're looking for opposing views, then you
>shouldn't have to look far.  If you need a scientist who is
>skeptical of the ETH explaination (but willing to discuss it),
>you might contact CUFOS and see if they have any

Good idea thank you; however, I see the problem as finding a
scientist who has actually done any real research. The hypocrisy
that exists with mainstream science in regards to Ufology is

>I was intrigued by the question and the kind of reaction it
>would evoke, and it appears that most reactions were

As always Steven, thanks for your input . . .



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