I’d like to start off today with some good news. According to the publisher, Cthulhu in World Mythology should be on sale in the eBook edition later this week, possibly as early as today. I’ll post an announcement as soon as it’s available. The print version will be for sale later this month. Additionally, if you’ve read my newsletter you already know that McFarland has released the cover design for my Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages. I won’t lie: It’s not the cover I would have designed, but I think I did a good job renovating the book’s website, given the weird orange and blue color scheme I had to work with. Finally, a publisher has agreed to publish my anthology of ancient texts misused by fringe historians! I have a lot of work to do to get the book ready for print, but it should be available by the end of the year.
I appreciate how you back up your findings with science and logic, it's truly stunning how this great nation has covered up so much of its history and how so much of the public will never question the History books we learned from throughout school. As a patriot I'm gonna contact my Representative and will also place a call to the Smithsonian to ask about their cover up tendencies.
Therefore, the argument that the show is not meant to be taken as factual is inoperative. Scott Wolter tells us so himself.
But this pales in comparison to the comments section of Wolter’s blog post, where Wolter attacks me and my blog, referring to me only as “Mr. Debunker” and asserting that I have “home field advantage” on my blog and that my “team” needs to play in his court, which I suppose means his blog. I don’t have a team, but whatever. Apparently having a television show isn’t enough of a “home field advantage” for Wolter, since his show gets to set the agenda for what all the rest of us talk about vis-à-vis his work.
I had to laugh when Wolter’s response to the suggestion that he should address criticisms of his work was to complain that “blatant negativity and personal attacks are not appropriate.” This came just minutes after Wolter wrote that “scholar’s [sic] miss use [sic] of proper scientific evidence” had cause a “mess”—a blatantly negative comment if ever I’ve heard one—followed by a personal attack on me as “Mr. Debunker,” who presents “miss-leading [sic] and inaccurate information about me, my work, and the show” and is not “serious and productive” like him. Of course! Personal attacks are insults to Wolter only. How silly of me! It’s not like I have a giant new book of serious and productive research into Greek mythology coming out soon, one that has absolutely nothing to do with Scott Wolter!
As always: I am happy to correct any errors that appear in my work. The material I publish is based upon the best available sources at the time of writing, and specific claims have specific sources, including production documents obtained from Minnesota Film and Television, H2 network press releases, interviews with History officials, and Wolter’s own broadcasted and printed words. If Wolter feels I have erred in a claim made about him, he is welcome to let me know what is incorrect and why the documentary source for that claim is wrong.
Anyway, since Wolter says that he won’t “advertise” for me, I’m not sure I should direct you to his blog with a direct link. But I will anyway. Here are the relevant comments:
February 1, 5:30 AM
I'm very confident my Hooked X research is sound. There are many people who are frightened by the implications of the cultures who embraced (and still embrace) the Hooked X ideology. All the criticism in the world by Mr. Debunker and his friends can't change that.
You don't need to advertise for him, I’m sure plenty of people know where to go for miss-leading and inaccurate information about me, my work, and the show. So you go over there to play and leave the serious and productive work to the professional hard scientists.
February 1, 6:30 AM
'That site' has had the home field advantage for well over a year now. It's time you guys played a game on the road and since you're already here now...
Seriously, I'm happy to answer any legitimate inquiries. We can also have some fun, but blatant negativity and personal attacks are not appropriate. BTW: How did the Talpiot Tomb symbolism get on the OREO cookie prior to the discovery of the tomb? Somebody knew...!
Phil [Gotsch] can handle himself just fine; he's a sharp guy and good person. Be nice to him.
Anyway, the point is that I match Wolter credential for credential in our respective fields of fringe studies, and my several books and wealth of documentary research easily outstrip Wolter’s own. Appeals to Wolter’s special authority over me as a mere blogger based on scientific training and experience working with stone artifacts therefore do not apply. In studying concrete, sure, Wolter beats me there (it’s his professional field), just as I easily run laps around Wolter in studies of horror literature and mythology.
Wolter asserts in a comment posted this morning that “the constant whining gets old” and that “logic tells me there’s a reason” that people get so upset by “the work myself [sic] and other professional’s [sic] publish.” He implies this is due to fear of his powerful insights into Oreo cookies and Jesus symbolism, but he seems unable to understand that those who work seriously and carefully with historical material are upset with him because he is making great leaps of logic on faulty evidence and creating a situation where viewers who do not have training in the field, like his viewer Stan, accept speculation as fact and complain to the government about an imaginary conspiracy promoted by Wolter.
One could easily turn this around: Why does Wolter get so incensed at criticism? Logic tells me there’s a reason… Could it be due to fear that he is wrong?
But what do I know? I’m just here to “play” on my “home field.”