I think all this is doing is helping Hastings spread his nonsense to the people who want ET to be here and now. People take sides, rational thinkers will question both sides, ET proponents will blindly follow Hastings and that is happening. It is all getting a bit silly to be quite honest. Nobody can even offer logical reasoning for the event as ET! Until Hastings can offer such, I cannot see him as any more credible than the likes of Mier and Stitchin.
This would have to be the most disappointing UFO case in history for me. Why Hastings managed to so much as make the time of day to begin with still escapes me. He is peddling nonsense. All this debate is doing is promoting that nonsense. He should just be avoided altogether as some kook, but the media is involved now, so there is no turning back. It's like the birth of a new Roswell. Just that Hastings has taken Friedmans place in this instance. I feel that skeptics have let the world down here. We argued this nonsense until the opposing part got exactly what they desired. Exposure.
I think this is a prime example of what you have been talking about for some time Quillius. "The other side" that is just as bad as the one in our faces calling ET. I find this turn of events saddening.
Again, I'm not of the opinion that my say in this case is the "last word." Read Hastings response to me via the "paracast" as of last night, he doesn't seem to think so...As far as Tim Printy devoting enormous time to my blog, my blog has not been mentioned for the past two issues, mainly because I took a hiatus from posting for almost two months. When he does mentions my blog, he lists it in the "Who's blogging UFOs" section of Sunlite. BTW, Echo will soon fade away, regardless of what I, Carlson, Hastings and others, have to say through natural story fatigue. One can only get limited mileage out of this one way or another.