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Re: CSICOP - Alexander

From: James Alexander <james-m-alexander@rogers.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 20:03:03 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 22:41:01 -0400
Subject: Re: CSICOP - Alexander


 >From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 21:04:03 +0000
 >Subject: Re: Graham Hancock 'Quits'?

 >>From: Paul Thompson <MrApol@aol.com>
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 15:10:24 EDT
 >>Subject: Re: Graham Hancock 'Quits'?

 >>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
 >>>Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 14:52:00 -0400
 >>>Subject: Graham Hancock 'Quits'?

 >>>Hancock claims there is a more sinister aspect to the criticism
 >>>against him, and that he has been subjected to a concerted
 >>>campaign by a shadowy US organisation called the Committee for
 >>>the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
 >>>(CSICOP)

 >>Whatever else you can say about CSICOP, they're not "shadowy".

 >No. But they are doctrinaire, determined to denigrate any
 >opinions that dissent from theirs, and extraordinarily ill-
 >informed about UFOs. Their self-appointed role of defending
 >"science" against "dangerous" and "anti-scientific" views is
 >almost laughably unscientific and anti-scientific.


 From the interviews of CSICOP members, most notably Phil Klass,
it seems to me a more appropriate term for them would be
"Kooks". I know many don't like the term but one, that for
CSICOP, is a moniker well-earned.




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