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Re: Illegitimacy of CSICOP - Kenny Young

From: Kenny Young <ufo@fuse.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 17:34:28 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 20:09:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Illegitimacy of CSICOP - Kenny Young

 >From: Bruce Hutchinson <bhutch@grassyhill.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:23:08 -500
 >Subject: Re: Illegitimacy of CSICOP


 >It is a shame that an investigator of your status feels she must
 >resort to petulant ad homium attacks like this. It only
 >denigrates your position, and quite frankly, creates the
 >impression that your position on CSICOP may be based more on
 >jealousy than a difference of opinion- no matter how polar those
 >opinions are.

 >Bob Young did nothing more than what is appropriate - seek out
 >the person you quoted and acquire from him a comment. You
 >scathingly rebuke skeptics/debunkers for not seeking out
 >sources. Bob does that, and gets from you in return a totally
 >unprofessional taunt.

 >I do not know what your objectives are in this series, but if it
 >is to sway other's opinions about CSICOP and demonstrate your
 >professional qualifications as an investigator, your post set
 >those efforts back several notches.


This has been a puzzling episode. While CSICOP is indeed a
deeply ideological enterprise steeped in agenda, likening it to
a cult is a bit off the deep end. Bob was also 'on target' by
seeking comment from Schaefer. The 'snot on the shirt-sleeve'
discourse is unfortunate and this childish dialogue is not


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