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Re: Nick Pope's Credibility Blown

From: Paul Kimball <paulkimball.nul>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:07:39 -0300
Archived: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:23:24 -0400
Subject: Re: Nick Pope's Credibility Blown

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:19:43 +0100
>Subject: Re: Nick Pope's Credibility Blown

>According to Examiner.Com:


>August 21, 2012

>"...It was also announced at Sunday's [19th August] MUFON
>meeting in Tucson, that Nick plans on withdrawing from the
>limelight, so to speak. Presumably to spend more time with his
>new wife or possibly write another book. However, it is unclear
>yet as to why he plans on giving less speeches and interviews.
>Many Tucsonans are hopeful that he'll make an appearance at some
>of the UFO events in town to show his support as a fellow

>If this is true and he does back out of ufology, then his
>withdrawal will be the most important contribution he will have
>made to the field in my opinion.

All of this venom directed at Nick Pope has gone well beyond any
attempt at legitimate criticism of his work (which is certainly
fair game), and reeks of a personal vendetta. It's sad, but it
says a lot more about Nick's critics than it does about him.

There are far worse things that damage the "reputation" of
ufology than people like Nick earning a living by working for
advertisers from time to time. For example, the casual anti-
Semitism that has been an undercurrent of ufology (and
conspiracy theory in the broader context) for decades now. This
almost never gets a mention by the people busy bashing someone
like Nick (or by anyone, for that matter - it's a dirty little
secret). Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel used UFOs as a way to
lure impressionable young people into his web of hate years ago,
which is the most odious example, but a look at the Jeff Rense
website will give plenty of other examples. And yet many people
on this list have appeared on Rense's show (myself included
once, without having first looked into who he was or what he was
about - a mistake I never made again), and continue to do so.
Others post or re-post material from his hate-filled website.

I think some people on this List have their priorities way out
of whack.

Best regards,

Paul Kimball

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