UFOs: A Real Dialectic Mess
Vitriol, vituperation, and venomous dialectic have taken hold, to the point that skunks have rid the UFO landscape of anything decent and worth reading.
Larry, Joel, and Brian Bell (at Kevin's blog), along with Lance and even David Rudiak are getting creamed for their approach to ufological discussion.
Kevin has (finally) clamped down on the viciousness (lately) rampant at his generally moderate venue.
And I have tempered, somewhat, the goings-on here. (Zoam Chompsky still rattles some but he'll take it easier from now on I suspect).
Lance has never been overly mischievous here, nor has anyone else for that matter actually, and I'm keen to see such things.
But the discourse has become barbaric surely, and one can only tamp it down for a short while as the back-and-forths have a tendency to boil up anew, as is always the case with Ufology, a place where ego replaces scholarship and intellectualism.
I censor and censure those who go too far, or whom I don't like for some reason.
But those whom I do like get a kind of carte blanche so long as they don't get obscene, libelous, or overly psychotic.
Discourse, in many disciplines (academic, scientific, political, religion, et cetera) often go over the top.
UFO enthusiasts are grown up (or pretend to be) so I hope all mentioned here will stay on, temper their tempers, and provide edification rather than effluvia.
Otherwise this blog, and Kevin's (plus those few others) will be dismissed, more than they are now, by the more reasonable in the UFO community, as few they may be.