Why ufologists are NOT taken seriously
Here are some recent statements of Jerome Clark and Don Ledger at UFO UpDates.
"I don't pretend to be privy to what the gummint knows..."
"Of course it gives our ideas so much more credibility if we link those who threaten us to the gummint than to the real source, the mentally ill and the sociopathic in the population."
"I think you have a lot to learn before you can claim to broaden anyone else's research in the UFO field, KK. You really do run off, hell west and crooked. Now you are attempting to weave Egyptian cotton out of bat-crap."
Do these two fellows think cutesy-poo words like "gummint" or "bat-crap" endears them to intellectuals, the media, or science?
Both men are smart guys. That they try to be cute only demeans their message(s), and their credibility.
They make UFO study look like an enterprise for goof-balls.
It's saddening to see how both men have devolved into blithering spokespersons for the UFO