From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 04:55:42 -0400 Archived: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 04:55:42 -0400 Subject: RIP Keepers Of The Faith - Cox Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/8hsrn8u Wednesday, October 24, 2012 RIP, Keepers Of The Faith Billy Cox In a thunderclap of synchronicity, two titans of the Skeptical world, the likes of whom we may never see again, passed away on the same day last weekend. Paul Kurtz, 86, and Leon Jaroff, 85 - co-founders of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal - crossed into the sweet hereafter together on Saturday from 367 miles apart in New York. Perhaps no two public figures have done more to stigmatize UFOs in the contemporary mind than these champions of secular humanism. "Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! Shazam!" Paul Kurtz and Leon Jaroff strived for decades to make UFOs disappear from the national radar screen/CREDIT: mi9.com Founded in 1976, CSICOP, known now simply as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, never met a UFO that wasnít Venus, swamp gas, a hoax, or induced by psilocybin. Every bit as doctrinaire as the religious fundamentalism it rightfully hammered, CSICOP was founded on the belief that nothing outside the five known senses can exist. Indiscriminate in its assault on The Great Taboo, CSI today continues to ignore radar data and pilot testimony, and dumps UFOs into the same laundry basket as tarot cards, creationism and phrenology. Itís an enduring stench that holds powerful sway. "We are", philosophy professor Kurtz once immodestly proclaimed, "the heroic defenders of science and reason. Our kind of saints are magicians and comedians. They show by sleight of hand how you can deceive.Ē [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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