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POLITICKING AND PARADIGM SHIFTING
To assist online readability and navigation through Dr. McCarthy's original dissertation, hypertext enhancements were made in this web-based presentation that have met with Dr. McCarthy's full approval.
Researchers who have obtained access to the dissertation in previous years via the University of Hawaii library will have noticed gaps in the text beginning on page 170. Thanks to Dr. McCarthy's foresight in donating his original source materials to the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), The Sign Historical Group was able to obtain a complete draft of the dissertation for this online presentation. CUFOS is to be commended for preserving Dr. McCarthy's source materialsapproximately eight 3" bindersand we thank Dr. McCarthy for ensuring this valuable resource will remain available to historians.
The scanning and OCR conversion of the paper copy of the dissertation was carried out by Jim Giglio of National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS). Most of the HTML coding was performed by John Stepkowski of Sign Historical Group (SHG), the remainder by Jim Giglio. Proofreading the finished product was carried out by Candy Peterson, Tom Tulien, and John Stepkowski of SHG.