Originally Posted by dr wu23
There are always going to be some who label these things hoaxes. So what?
Both of you make sense. On Wu's side, most of the foundational cases of UFOlogy have been skeptically questioned and considered for hoax, plus, just reading on the internet I have seen many posters simply calling ALL sightings and experiences hoaxes collectively. Since the scientific value of such broad statements is nil, imo we can disregard them indeed. (I would
pay attention if someone like DrDil gives specific fact-supported criticism, case by case.)
But Carol, you do have a point. Just the endless repeated hoax claims about everything UFO related, creates an atmosphere of doubt, making the subject less accessible, and leading people to dismiss it out of hand.