Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hoagland: A (fake) psych. eval.

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:01:41
Subject: Re: Your Ritual Alignment Model falsified
To: [expat]

You REALLY need psychological help for your (obvious) continuing pathological obsession;



Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013
From: [expat]
Subject: Re: Your Ritual Alignment Model falsified


I took your advice and sought psychological help for my "(obvious) continuing pathological obsession" (your words). I was referred to Eunice Rufe Snow, MD, PA, of the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, 6015 Harris Parkway, Suite 110, Fort Worth, TX 76132. Dr Rufe Snow's report, somewhat redacted, is attached.

Mr Martin Blaise was referred for suspected Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD). I evaluated this pt over the course of four sessions in November 2013.

Mr Blaise is a [redacted] year old engineering consultant living at [redacted]. A former television documentary producer/writer, he is an expert on the history of spaceflight. He has a bachelor's degree in physics and electrical engineering from [redacted]. He is the author or co-author of the following seven books: [redacted].

Report of pt
Pt reported a persistent desire to point out, in the most emphatic way possible, errors in the work of Richard C. Hoagland. To this end he has maintained a blog since April 2008, and has also engaged in several e-mail exchanges with Hoagland. He reports, however, that this activity is spare-time only and never interferes with his professional life.

Psych. eval.
The standard Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was unremarkable, with low psychasthenia.

The Buss–Perry Aggression Questionnaire (AGQ) showed low hostility (0.19) and very low anger (0.04).

Score on the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale was 7. I consider that sub-clinical, although some workers would regard it as borderline.

Richard C. Hoagland is a low-achieving media personality. Since concluding a NASA contract in 1983, his professional activity has been restricted to authorship of just one book and co-authorship of a second. He has made professional appearances at several conferences whose general topic has been paranormal phenomena. In addition, he has contributed hundreds of articles to an amateur web site, many of which have been in the form of never-completed series. I have reviewed all this work.

Hoagland's written work does indeed contain very many technical errors. Pt discussed three of these at length.

1. Von Braun's Secret. This article is invalidated by mathematical error.

2. Ritual Alignment Model. Pt has falsified this proposition comprehensively. The published Table of Coincidence contains 19 errors, per Hoagland's own stated rules.

3. Accutron measurement of the torsion field resulting from planetary alignments. Pt has pointed out that, in all the voluminous work Hoagland has devoted to the topic, not once has an actual measurement been cited. The units in which the torsion field would be measured have not even been stated. Pt has pointed out several other fatal problems with Hoagland's experimental protocol.

Conclusions, recommendations
As a result of my review of Hoagland's work, I detect very strong indications of narcissism and paranoia. Hoagland's description of himself as a scientist, which he patently is not, is highly problematic. Many passages in his book Dark Mission identify him quite positively as paranoid.

I believe Martin Blaise should continue to draw attention to Hoagland's errors, as a public service, as long as this activity does not interfere with his professional duties or family commitments.

Eunice Rufe Snow, MD, PA

PS. The above is an imaginary scenario whose sole intent is to mock Richard C. Hoagland. There is no such person as Eunice Rufe Snow, MD, PA.


Chris Lopes said...

At one time or another Hoagland has declared his critics paid disinformation agents, chatbots, and psychologically impaired individuals. He has used the existence of said critics as proof he's right, as a vast conspiracy was paying attention to him. In other words, Hoagland has invented the concept of recreational paranoia.

As to expat's "obsession", I see evidence of precisely the opposite. For example, he does not seem the least bit interested in Hoagie's latest rants on C2C. Instead, he was quite content to continue his turkey day ingestion rather than deal with another silly magic numbers lecture from the Hoagster. I have to agree with the assessment that it isn't worth the time or trouble.

Look, we all enjoy this blog because of the silliness it exposes. But we all also have lives that have nothing to do with either Hoagland or Bara. These guys really have to get over themselves. Nothing they are doing is of the least bit importance to anyone outside of their little fan group. No conspiracy exists to silence them. They are just (from time to time) being called out on some of their more obvious errors, which is something they don't seem to appreciate.

Dee said...

Readers like Bara would now conclude: a real doctor just called expat a "borderliner"!

And that statement would never be retracted, ever. Simply because there is no stage, no dialog, no dialectic and therefore no critique and falsification of any data. There's no process at all. It's indeed as Chris wrote: recreational paranoia. But it's acted like it's something else, more serious, more heavy, more meaningful. Constant hinting at what it's not: inquiry, research and investigation. And it never was that since the 90's, the age of late night radio! It was fun and imaginative at times, inspiring for some even (I can only hope) to actually start looking into something seriously and not as recreation or because it reads like a SciFi thriller.

FlightSuit said...

Chris Lopes, I love the concept of "recreational paranoia." That's hilarious!