Saturday, January 20, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Skeptologists attack Ufologists

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


Image credit: Paul Trent, 1950
 
"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?)."

  View: Full article

 Source: Daily Grail


  Discuss: View comments (16)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
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.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6083440
260478
172585

 
Saturn's moon Titan has its own sea level
1-19-2018
Just like the oceans here on Earth, Titan's hydrocarbon seas and lakes lie at an average elevation.
'Haunted' painting has sold in New Zealand
1-19-2018
An acrylic painting purchased from an antique store has earned itself something of a haunted reputation.
Mini nuclear reactors could be used on Mars
1-19-2018
The Kilopower project has developed a type of miniature nuclear fission reactor for use on other worlds.
Drone saves swimmers in world-first rescue
1-18-2018
A new lifesaving drone has already proven its worth after rescuing two swimmers off the coast of Australia.
Other news in this category
Confusion surrounds secret US UFO program
Posted 12-30-2017 | 35 comments
Government officials have been offering conflicting answers to questions about the program's objectives....
 
SpaceX launch sparks wave of UFO sightings
Posted 12-23-2017 | 10 comments
Los Angeles residents took to social media in their droves following a recent Falcon 9 launch....
 
Navy pilot saw object 'not of this world'
Posted 12-19-2017 | 344 comments
A former Navy pilot has come forward to describe his encounter with a strange object back in 2004....
 
Pentagon ran a secretive $22M UFO program
Posted 12-18-2017 | 1093 comments
It has emerged that, until recently, the US government had been running a covert UFO investigation program....
 
Mystery still surrounds UFO over Oregon
Posted 11-21-2017 | 7 comments
Back in October, aviation authorities investigated an unidentified aircraft flying over the West Coast....
 
Mystery surrounds fighter jet UFO footage
Posted 11-15-2017 | 8 comments
A video allegedly recorded by a fighter jet based on the carrier USS Nimitz has surfaced online recently....
 
Shag Harbour UFO mystery endures 50 years on
Posted 10-2-2017 | 11 comments
This month marks the 50th anniversary of a UFO sighting at Shag Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore....
 
Spielberg once contributed to UN UFO debate
Posted 9-25-2017 | 7 comments
The legendary film director has made several movies exploring the themes of UFOs and extraterrestrials....
 
Britain's best UFO invasion hoax turns 50
Posted 9-7-2017 | 6 comments
Back in 1967, a group of students managed to pull off one of the most convincing UFO hoaxes in history....
 
UFO investigators capture images of Area 51
Posted 9-5-2017 | 19 comments
A new video has been released with never-before-seen footage and pictures of the secretive US base....
 
UFO enthusiasts are flocking to Devils Tower
Posted 9-3-2017 | 31 comments
The iconic monument was featured prominently in the 1977 movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ