Robert's piece,"Science and UFOs: Part 4 – Sincere but Uninformed Skeptics Have Been Duped by Skeptical Inquirer Magazine", is predominantly an attack on Skeptical Inquirer and it's staff. I suspect his animosity towards the magazine goes back some years when Kingston George authored a rebuttal article against Hasting's "Big Sur UFO" write up supporting the claims that a UFO had intercepted a 1964 Atlas ICBM test launch out of Vandenberg AFB.
As Carlson points out, Hastings can't seem to help himself by his interjecting the 2010 Washington DC press conference. Robert reminds his readers that 7 former Air Force officers were in attendance providing credible evidence of UFO activity in and around ICBM sites. Simply old news for myself and others interested in this worn out UFO lore.
The thing that caught my attention, yet again, was Hastings referring that Walter Figel had "chose" not to attend the conference. I've already posted on this blog Robert's being on record that Figel's noted absence was by design. Since Hastings decided to keep to the script, I posted a comment on Warren's site:
I thought this to be an unsatisfactory answer and wanted to see if Hastings would provide a little more background info on the key paragraph: