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UFO researcher Jacobs profiled – Relies on weak evidence and fallacies

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This article falls for the appeal to authority, saying Jacobs is a tenured professor and “makes his case with well-reasoned, articulate explanations and applies a scholarly approach to his research, which he has shared in four books – printed by well-known and academic publishers.” Since when are there well-reasoned arguments for aliens visiting earth and…

When is a “support” group not a good thing – when it reinforces a dangerous belief

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A support group for alien abductees is meeting in the U.K. to provide mutual support for each other. Not only do they have a troublesome relationship with a society that might call them “crazy”, but they may be causing more harm to each other even with good intentions. Doubtful News contacted a volunteer who helps UFO…

Alien abduction author Stan Romanek arrested for child porn (UPDATE: Details)

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See update with additional information below. Originally published Feb 15, 2014 23:21 Oh my… Loveland man arrested on child exploitation charges – Loveland Reporter-Herald. A 51-year-old Loveland man has been arrested on suspicion that he distributed child pornography. Stanley Romanek was arrested Thursday in the 3900 block of Ash Avenue on felony charges of sexual…

What’s the status of today’s UFO community? Have a look.

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Alien abduction, human-ET hybrids, hypnotic regression, repressed memories, medical quackery and conspiracy theories are currently a part of the UFO landscape. All pseudoscience. All dragging down the credibility of the subject. Thanks to Jack Brewer of The UFO Trail for providing me with notice of an excellent two-part piece he wrote on the current state…

Skeptics on TV: Anderson Cooper allows the rational voices to be heard regarding aliens

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TV Skeptic: A 'balanced' discussion of UFOs on 'Anderson' – latimes.com. Anderson Cooper presented a show on “Are we being visited by aliens from space?”. Now, the topic itself caters to the sensational aspect of news that Anderson has taken up, with celebrity interviews being the other half of the daytime talk show. But, he…

UFO Congress had skepticism but more than lip service needed

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Lee Speigel: UFO Congress Had Good Amount Of Skepticism, But More Is Needed. There was a time when UFO conventions or seminars only drew the lunatic fringe audience — those who believe benevolent extraterrestrial beings are watching over us, to make sure Mankind doesn’t destroy itself through warfare and bad decisions affecting planetary climate. At…

Fran Drescher: Space Nanny

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Fran Drescher Believes She Was Abducted By Aliens That’s if you believe the actress’ dramatic story about being abducted by aliens — something she truly believes happened to her. “You know, it’s funny because Peter (Fran’s ex-husband) and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road…