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RIP Keepers Of The Faith - Cox

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


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]

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