I'm assuming that this is a jab at Olberg? As far as hanging our coats on university degrees, I happen to have 2 undergraduate degrees and a masters degree...all irrelevant to the topic at hand. Rather broad brush that's being painted on people that happen to look at the topic in a different way. As far as some of our views as being "largely baseless, and full of more fantasy...", I would respectfully ask that you provide examples of such. It's rather easy to roll off a list of examples as you've done on your "Tantalizing" thread and leaving most of those examples twisting in the wind without any meaningful discourse with your fellow forum members...regardless of their POV.
I can respect someone that is passionate with his/her opinion on the UFO phenomena and brings good ideas to the table. You tend to show total disdain and contempt towards this process, and frankly its telling...
Zoser: "The explanations stem in the main from a fear of the unknown, coupled with a perceived threat to what they consider to be established scientific paradigms."
This is total abject nonsense. And perhaps you can clarify this statement a little further? Its the "unkown" that sparks interest in any subject that makes it worthwhile, otherwise, why delve into it? Perhaps you "fear" the responsibility to present your views in a concise and meaningful way that portends clarity.
Edited by Tim Hebert, 18 August 2012 - 05:56 PM.