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Skeptic Calls For Congressional Stupid Professor Hearing

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  • mikero

    If he is an adjunct professor then he is almost certainly not tenured, FYI.

  • Brian

    Man Evan, how sweet it would be if this could be made to happen…not only for this event, but similar wastes of time on other subjects as well.

  • Jim Shaver

    Evan, when I was in the fifth grade, I wrote, typed, illustrated, and bound a book called Do You Believe in UFO’s?, for a school project. In it, I regurgitated every spooky, anecdotal, embelished, and exagerated UFO story I had heard, read, or seen on television, from Betty and Barney Hill to Roswell.

    A few years later, in my late teens, something amazing happened. I was growing up, and I realized that everything I had written in that book was pure, fantasy-driven, unsubstantiated nonsense. As a child, I had been a completely incompetent investigator and journalist.

    To this day, I am still astonished that grown men can earn advanced college degrees, become trusted professors at American colleges and universities, lobby the United States Congress, and yet still think critically as poorly as I did when I was eleven. It’s embarassing, really.

    An irony is that, as you mentioned, the human search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a meaningful scientific endeavor, and the hypothesis that life most likely exists elsewhere in the universe is a highly valid philosophical conclusion. I think Mr. Wickersham is old enough to understand the difference between science and ghost stories.

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