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Skeptologists attack Ufologists

Posted on Tuesday, 16 December, 2008 | Comment icon 16 comments


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"Greg Taylor: The skeptical superstar team pushing for their own (spectacularly ugly-named) reality TV series - 'The Skeptologists' - have gone out of their way this week to pick on ufology, in particular two researchers: Stanton Friedman and Chris Rutkowski (or maybe they just don't like Canadian residents?)."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Cebrakon on 17 December, 2008, 6:17
while I don't believe alot if not most of abduction claims and think most UFO's seen have logical explanations ........ having said that it amuses me to no end that there are some skeptics that deny even the possibility that what is being reported is in fact exactly what is claimed. Especially when it comes from professionals and multiple witnesses. why ? only one reason I can see . Fear. Extreme skepticism is not a new phenomenon. Galileo could not get a single one of his fellow faculty members from the U. of Padua to look through his telescope. Or even at his telescope! He and his friend Kep... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Dogran on 17 December, 2008, 12:15
'The Skeptologists' - have gone out of their way this week to pick on ufology First things first: "pick on" makes it sound like the nasty ol' sceptics - sorry, skeptics - are bullying poor little ufology, the beastly people. If ufology fancies itself a science - which I hope any reasonable ufologist would agree that it's not, despite its label - then it's expected to be able to take care of itself. Like all science, if it's challenged, it should have ways to rebut those challenges. The main way in which ufology can do this is by pointing out that, regardless of what sceptics think, people have... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lt_Ripley on 17 December, 2008, 16:16
I think the key to mutual understanding would be to have sceptics loosen up a little and at least consider the possibility that their methods might not be the be-all and end-all of knowledge; and for ufologists to start asking a few more questions before buying eagerly into every piece of tenuous 'evidence' that someone presents them with. (And if you think that last is unfair, just do a search on 'Penetrating Photographic Process'. I rest my case.) agreed. As an educated person who has seen something unexplainable and very obviously not something man made nor natural , I don't believe most of... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by karl 12 on 17 December, 2008, 16:45
As an educated person who has seen something unexplainable and very obviously not something man made nor natural , I don't believe most of what is said in regards to the subject. I think the area is polluted with too many that are delusional . Yes I agree,as the General of the French Air Forces of NATO said.. "The number of thoughtful,intelligent,educated people in full possession of their faculties who have 'seen something' and described it grows every day.We can say catergoricaly that mysterious objects have indeed appeared and continue to appear in the sky that surrounds us". General Lionel... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by Cebrakon on 17 December, 2008, 17:42
I think the key to mutual understanding would be to have sceptics loosen up a little and at least consider the possibility that their methods might not be the be-all and end-all of knowledge; and for ufologists to start asking a few more questions before buying eagerly into every piece of tenuous 'evidence' that someone presents them with. (And if you think that last is unfair, just do a search on 'Penetrating Photographic Process'. I rest my case.) I don't think skeptics like James Randi or Penn and Teller have any training in science or any knowledge of scientific method. Gardner, who wrote ... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by karl 12 on 17 December, 2008, 17:50
Cebrakon good post,I found myself agreeing with Stanton Friedman's first paragraph. http://dailygrail.com/news/friedman-response-to-skeptologist Stanton Friedman's rebuttal: Brian Dunning Running for Top UFO Debunker Debunker Brian Dunning must be congratulated for adhering so closely to the basic rules for debunking: A. What the public doesn't know, I won't tell them. B. Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up. C. If one can't attack the data, attack the people. D. Do one's research by proclamation, investigation is too much trouble. He demonstrated these in his off the wall attack... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Dogran on 18 December, 2008, 0:37
In just such a valley in Friuli, the NE most province of Italy, he came across a large red disk stuck into the side of the mountain. Flabbergasted, he began running towards some boys in the distance, talking incoherently. When he came close, he realized they were not boys at all, but humanoids not of this Earth. They had an earthy green skin, and bulging eyes something of a greenish yellow color. They were dressed in blue overalls, with red cuffs and wore a kind of cloth cap. 'Humanoids not of this Earth', you say. And that's partly what I mean. Say 'not of this Earth' and most people will tak... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by thefinalfrontier on 18 December, 2008, 12:34
Karl12 I found myself agreeing with Stanton Friedman's first paragraph. http://dailygrail.com/news/friedman-response-to-skeptologist Stanton Friedman's rebuttal: Couldnt agree more there Karl; Regards; TFF
Comment icon #15 Posted by The Skeptic Eric Raven on 18 December, 2008, 19:59
Sad isnt it? Nah. Just about right. By the way, most skeptics crave the day when ET will be proven. We just won't hold our breath. Boo ya.
Comment icon #16 Posted by REBEL on 18 December, 2008, 21:27
Skeptologists; lol! I like it, has a nice ring to it. I'm still a Fenceologist, not quite a Convinceologist yet.


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