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Garrett out, "Dr Conspiracy" in, Dr Edlin out, "CSICOP" in. But at least Garrett and Dr Edlin are real people rather than doppelgangers. Dr Edlin even wrote a not completely unfriendly review of one of my books on Amazon.co.uk.

I'm trying to write the best book of my life, right here, right now. An entirely new book which doesn't go over any old ground and with enough "hard" evidence (weigh it, measure it, count it)to satisfy the most hard-nosed empiricists.

At the same time it's important that I defend my position when attacked on this website, particularly with such an obvious smear campaign underway connected to the CSICOP/BBC Horizon agena.

But it would not be wise to allow the time I give to my critics to stop me writing books altogether.

That's why, as a reasonable time-saving alternative to repeating live on this message board the very lengthy debate that Garrett Fagan and I had by email last December/January, I have proposed that we simply publish the entire debate, as it stands, on this site. After that has gone up and visitors have had a chance to review it and form their own opinions, then and only then would it be appropriate to enter into further debate on points not covered or not properly clarified in the original debate.

The debate with Fagan began on 10 November 1999 when he sent me an email, via this site, with an accusation that I am a fraud who should be in jail. By the time we had finished on 14 January 2000) the debate had run to 77 pages of closely printed A4 paper. It is a very comprehensive debate, very thorough, quite readable as you can imagine(I really respect Garrett's abilities as a communicator and a scholar) and covers all the ground that Garrett now seems to want to get into yet another debate with me about -- including, of course, carbon-dating.

Now I know these academic types do have a lot of spare time on their hands, but I don't. As far as I'm concerned I already gave Garrett Fagan a full month of my time for a serious professional debate last December/January and it is that debate that we should now publish.

So I find it difficult to see why my reasonable position over not duplicating effort and wasting time should be regarded by you as a knock-out blow for Garrett Fagan.

Judge that after you've read our debate -- if Garrett Fagan can be persuaded to allow me to publish it here.

All the best, Graham Hancock

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Hancock's Challenge: A Response 515 Garrett Fagan 27-Nov-00 22:34
C-14 an academic joke!! 180 William John Meegan 27-Nov-00 23:52
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 181 Garrett Fagan 28-Nov-00 00:05
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 177 Garrett Fagan 28-Nov-00 00:11
Be more inventive than that: PLEASE 173 William John Meegan 28-Nov-00 00:55
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 185 William John Meegan 28-Nov-00 00:50
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 171 jameske 28-Nov-00 00:23
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 179 oziris 28-Nov-00 02:10
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 160 Bryan 28-Nov-00 02:18
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 186 Brian A 28-Nov-00 14:50
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 177 Bryan 28-Nov-00 14:58
RE: C-14 an academic joke!! 193 Brian A 28-Nov-00 14:48
To Brian 164 William John Meegan 28-Nov-00 15:35
RE: WJ Meegans sanity 170 CSICOPdivision2 28-Nov-00 16:53
CSICOP is a very rude child: a cry baby 129 William John Meegan 28-Nov-00 17:26
RE: CSICOP is a very rude child: a cry baby 165 Bryan 29-Nov-00 02:19
RE: To Brian 212 Brian A 29-Nov-00 17:41
To Brian: THE KABBALISTIC QUEST 208 William John Meegan 01-Dec-00 01:57
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 216 Graham Hancock 28-Nov-00 02:24
RE: Hancock The Underdog 142 Mark 28-Nov-00 11:42
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 176 Garrett Fagan 28-Nov-00 16:10
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 222 Graham Hancock 28-Nov-00 19:10
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 141 laura 28-Nov-00 21:27
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 150 CSICOP 29-Nov-00 09:29
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 222 Graham Hancock 29-Nov-00 10:37
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 170 Garrett Fagan 29-Nov-00 15:02
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 188 Graham Hancock 29-Nov-00 15:51
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 169 Pilgrim333 28-Nov-00 05:22
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 198 Sky 29-Nov-00 17:24
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 170 Robert G. Bauval 28-Nov-00 07:40
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 162 Christophe Leijnen 28-Nov-00 11:08
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 168 R. Avry Wilson 28-Nov-00 11:55
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 149 Mark 28-Nov-00 12:41
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 173 R. Avry Wilson 28-Nov-00 13:43
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 172 Mark 28-Nov-00 13:49
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 186 Pilgrim333 29-Nov-00 01:12
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 161 Garrett Fagan 29-Nov-00 15:49
RE: Hancock's Challenge: A Response 220 R. Avry Wilson 29-Nov-00 11:18


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