Monday, August 31, 2009
Anti UFO Debunking
You do not have to be an avid believer in UFOs to know of Stanford Friedman.He is often on the History Channel and other documentaries on the subject.Hr is long associated with the field having worked with with some of the earliest and most influential ufologists such as J. Allen Hynek and James E. McDonald.He is a frequent speaker at international events.
In a speech in Denver recently, at MUFON's 40th Annual International UFO Symposium. His topic at the conference is the 'Pseudoscience of Anti-Ufology.' There are a number of people who masquerade as scientific investigators of the UFO phenomenon, he said, but these debunkers don't actually investigate, nor are they scientific. He detailed the "four basic rules of debunkers:
* What the public doesn't know, I'm not going to tell.
* Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up.
* If you can't attack the data, attack the people, it's easier.
Do your research by proclamation-- investigation is too much trouble, and nobody will notice the difference anyway.
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