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Re: Kurtz: A Vigorous Skeptic... - Myers

From: Royce J. Myers III - The Watchdog <ufowatchdog@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:28:51 -0700
Fwd Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 04:03:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Kurtz: A Vigorous Skeptic... - Myers

 >From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Re: Kurtz: A Vigorous Skeptic...
 >Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 17:26:56 -0300

 >>From: Mike Briggs <mbriggs@ku.edu>
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>Subject: Kurtz: A Vigorous Skeptic Of Everything But Fact
 >>Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:12:54 -0400 (EDT)


 >I remain, largely, unimpressed. Mr. Kurtz is a brilliant
 >example, like B.F. Skinner, of how one can be so terribly,
 >terribly right, and at the same time be so woefully, regrettably
 >wrong. Dr. Skinner, the classic psychiatric behaviorist (and
 >probably a _favorite_ of Kurtz, I'd wager), was right that human
 >beings could be conditioned to do anything a 'conditioner' might
 >desire, but dreadfully wrong regarding whether human beings
 >_should_ be conditioned at all (at _least_ without informed
 >consent). Behaviorist doctrine means patent disrespect for an

 >As fine a man as Kurtz 'may' be, he's still a great example of
 >how much the world is improved by most funerals. His "Committee
 >for the Silly and Insentient Commitment of Obdurate Persons" is
 >evidence enough. His 'pawl' works in reverse.


 >I had the distinct displeasure of doing a TV show (The Shulman
 >File) with Kurtz in Toronto. He is a typical nasty noisey
 >negativist who hadn't done his home work at all, but still came
 >on strong with his research by proclamation. Facts don't matter
 >to him. Instead it is bias, prejuduce and ignorance. What a

 >He demostrated these same characteristics on a Larry King show I
 >saw years ago.

Hi Stan,

I too had the dis-pleasure of being on a radio program several
years ago with Kurtz. He was supposed to stay on the air and
talk UFOs with me. I brought up a remarkable UFO video taken
down in the Nevada area. In mid-sentence, Kurtz thought it would
be okay to interrupt me and zealously proclaim the Phoenix
Lights were a fraud - even though I was talking about Nevada.

I had to remind Kurtz, several times, that I was talking about
some footage out of Nevada and not Arizona - he still didn't get
it and kept wanting to focus on the Phoenix Lights case. I
finally had to tell him to stop talking and that he had already
had his opportunity to talk in the previous half-hour.

After discussing this video-footage, Kurtz was asked about it by
the host. Kurtz said he didn't know anything about it and that
the, you guessed it, Phoenix Lights case was nothing. Kurtz then
said it was getting late and he had to go.

Indeed, investigation by proclamation seems to be the MO of
these folks. Really, how many field investigations have these
guys conducted? These are the same folks saying that all cattle
mutilation cases are predators and cultists - yet they can't
directly prove it nor can they challenge the data on the subject
to date.....


Royce J. Myers III

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