User:Chris Rodgers

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A US citizen with a bit of travel exposure, I worked at numerous items as (can still happen with failure to log in) before I got off my lazy duff and created a username. Having benefited from this worthy resource, I've felt it at least appropriate to make contribution on others' behalf where I can.

I have wide interests in nearly any and everything, though with a special grounding in Christian Science. First came to know wikipedia through a friend, then made use of it in course of a research, then saw stuff in need of correction or amplification, know the drill. Working on a return to normal bedtimes again, but think wikipedia is pretty cool.

An outstanding daytime triple-UFO sighting also gave me an active interest in both those and the argument they are best explained (consistent with corroborative accounts) as extraterrestrial visitation. I dream of the day of full contact and disclosure, mindful we may not necessarily collectively ready for it, though extraconstitutional entities appear more hindrance than help there. I've spent a bit of time on various occasions trying to bridge the gap between methodically sound scientific skepticism on the one hand and experiencers and believers on the other. When basic human juvenility is set aside by either camp, experiencers learn not all skeptics are blindly dogmatic ideologues and skeptics learn not all experiencers are naive crystal-waving twits; the two actually are ultimately reconcilable perspectives. I also have a longstanding interest in physics and the sciences as well as history, linguistics, and think I mentioned in just about everything.

Articles I've contributed to significantly or created to date have included Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science and derivative entries, Betty Eadie, Dannion Brinkley, the life review, Gary Renard (initially as The Disappearance of the Universe), Phil Krapf, Bob Lazar, Billy Meier, Thomas Shepard, John Cotton, Livingston, Montana, Fair Harvard, the Church Universal and Triumphant, and fairy slippers; I even managed a few photos in use too.

An Ivy-League degree in history only reinforced my sometimes dogmatic and annoying-to-acquaintances conviction in dialog and the NPOV. I'm also a vehement inclusionist who's seen gross abuse of deletion by POV dogmatics who think any subject article they disagree with should be deleted in order to lend it discredit, irrespective of whether that violates guidelines or worse. It's absurd to pretend Wiki is merely an open-source Britannica sourcing nothing but academic journals, themselves frequently of dubious impartiality, since outside of the mere fact that openness lets it evolve faster, its diversity of subjects is arguably its single greatest strength. Without that, why bother, it's been done; why are we contributing, money and time both, and claiming it's so great?

2014 update: Exclusionism advances, to WP's loss (the assasination of the meticulous, and press-release-referenced, Arecibo Reply article is only one least f'rinstance.) Looks like it's not just me. Pay attention, Jimbo: you're losing us :-/

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