I’m reaching out to the skeptical community to offer support to one of their own, Stuart Robbins, who seems to have gotten himself way over his head in some very deep “stuff” and is obviously crying out for help.

Stu posted a blog, a seemingly harmless enough venture for a professional astronomer in a field not usually known for creating ongoing public controversy. The problem is that the blog in question (which will doubtless be the lengthiest and most popular he’ll ever post) pertained to Billy Meier, the Swiss UFO contactee, especially in regards to what Meier called the Red Meteor, now officially known as asteroid Apophis. (The illustrated information can be seen here, in six languages; is it “coincidental” that the Russians and Chinese both became proactive about deflecting Apophis…after this was published?)

For those who are moved to come to the aid of a beleaguered and, frankly, overwhelmed colleague, I’ll just say that Stu’s troubles effectively started at the very beginning of the blog where he claimed that Meier had retrodicted his Red Meteor information to fit the discovery and description of Apophis.

In other words, Stu blatantly called him a liar…without producing even one tiny piece of substantiated evidence; only Stu’s conjecture and suspicions because Meier claims his information comes from extraterrestrial sources. This so violates Stu’s own unscientific beliefs and prejudices (that may be redundant since he proudly describes himself as a “skeptic”) that he finds it acceptable to hurl defamatory accusations without substantiating them, kinda like a real scientist would have to…should they engage in such behavior in the first place.

Regarding the accusation that Meier retrodicted the information, I pointed out more than once that taking credit for information that you disagree with – since Meier warns of an almost certain impact with the Earth and NASA completely disagrees – is illogical and absurd, as I’m sure you’ll all agree.

And this reinforces my concern for Stu, since no respectable Ph.D. would knowingly resort to offering such wild speculation, off-the-wall remarks and virtual non sequiturs in response to being challenged to present factual substantiation for their own serious claims. (In comparison with such irrefutable, ironclad specific examples of Meier’s prophetic accuracy as was recently posted, Stu’s vagaries reinforce our concern that his cry for help be heeded.)

It’s additionally troubling that Stu has gone so far off protocol for attacking the Meier case, especially considering how embarrassing it’s been to the professional skeptics that their efforts to “debunk” Meier have resulted in retractions from skeptical stars such as James Randi and Derek Bartholomaus (who’s now apparently so enamored with the Meier information that he’s even naming his own websites after Meier and my website!). And then there’s the thorough drubbing of IIG’s imported hit man, Ike42, as well as the foibles of the likeable Tom Quinn.

For those of you with even an ounce of compassion, can you understand now why I’m calling out for intervention? Do you see what additional harm Stu is doing not only to his own reputation but to those of his esteemed skeptical colleagues as well, if that’s possible, of course?

Obviously, things are getting much worse for Stu and his skeptical associates, who’ve inadvertently found themselves stuck to the proverbial diminutive distillate of coal that the Meier case represents for them. Now that a real scientist (who at first thought that the whole Meier case was utter nonsense) is endorsing Meier’s authenticity, in fact calling Meier’s specific, accurate prediction about the recent Russian troop movements “astonishing” (for numerous reasons), we may see a return to standard skeptical targets such as ghosts and toast (with images of the fantasy figure known as “Jesus”) since the skeptical attempts against the Meier case – over the past dozen years! – are now obviously also…toast.

16 comments on “A Skeptic Cries out…for Help

  • Why am I seeing a lot of discrediting information about other people?
    If we are here to help the planet and spread a good message, why has everything recently been about other people and how they fucked up?

  • It has been said that ” some people have been educated way beyond their intelligence”. I think Stuart Robbins, is a poster child for this statement.

  • I’ve looked through a lot of Dr. Robbins’ writings on the subject and can find no place where he called Mr. Meier a liar. He said that the evidence supports the idea that he’s retrodicted information, but that’s not being called a liar. Can you please point me towards where Dr. Robbins calls him this name, or says that Mr. Meier’s lied? Thanks!

  • Hold on, I’m confused.

    Apophis can’t be the “Red Meteor” –

    From Contact 150 part 7:

    “You mean, that this does not refer to a known comet, which again and again passes our system on its path? Du meinst, dass es sich nicht um einen bekannten Kometen handelt, der immer wieder seine Bahn durch unser System zieht?
    Quetzal Quetzal
    495. That is correct, because the meteor travels on a path, which leads it to the SOL-system for the first time.”

    From what we know now of Apophis (according to the skeptic whom you seem to dislike):

    “The asteroid orbits the sun once every 324 days, and it’s roughly 270 meters, or around 0.17 miles wide.”

    I haven’t corroborated this evidence as of yet, and I’d be very curious (as both a meier-interest and a casual astronomy interest) to know if anyone knows if they’ve determined apophis as being always around and we just sucked at finding it, or if it was extra-terrestrial and now stuck in this orbit…

  • Why do I get the feeling this blog post might escalate into a sibling death match? Maybe the prophesies gave a clue to Islam vs. Christianity in cyberspace as well and not just France.

  • Yea I looked at the blog, its not even worth wasting my time on it. Stuart may or may not be right, but the fact that his friends are excepting what he says at face value is quite telling.

  • Americans have a well established way of dealing with the truth…. deny, deny, deny……..”what just bit me in the ass????”

    Great work as usual Michael.

  • Stuart has a nice homepage with a lot of interesting information… what concerns Apophis it is very simple… He published his information only in 2010, whereas already in 2009 in the german FIGU Bulletin 67 (published online) the name of Apophis was linked to the “red Meteor”… which again was published in the 475 CR of 26 November 2008, which i have also personally…. since January 2009…. and the CR 150 i read for the first time 6 years ago… so by all means Billy could not have “backdated” your information Stuart… The problem is that the english translations only appeared many years after they were published in german… but it is good that an other astronomer sees and found put through his own research the possible danger of an impact,… Instead of attacking Billy and wasting his energies and fearing for his “copyrights”, which legally are not attacked, because Billy had the information first, he should try and help to warn Nasa and do sth for humanity….

    • I have the book published in 2004 and another in 2001 with that information in it. And Wendelle’s book from the 1980’s. So he’s clearly up his arse if he can’t even be bothered to look at things like that. I didn’t have to look hard to find them. I’m sure he can do a little bit of homework. Or did his dog eat his computer mouse?

  • We have a new stellar observation to consider with Billy mentioning in the latest and greatest Special Bulletin #71 on Dark Sol. While the official translation is not out yet from Dyson, I used the Google grob-ubersetzer to get an idea on what was reported relating to the nature of our Sol Binary System. Yes, binary system. At least that is what the grob-ubersetzen translated some of the words as.

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