Is Dennis Rawlins serious ?

Dennis Rawlins (DR) is an important protagonist of the test conducted by the CSICOP (U.S. skeptics) in 1979. He was co-founder and board member of the CSICOP, and calculated the mars positions and sectors for this test.
He denounced scientific fraud of Kurtz, Zelen and Abel in a famous article, sTARBABY (1981).

I had difficulties to find out about DR because his language is maybe second-degree or ironical, and contains anglo-saxon cultural references that I don't catch. The context of sTARBABY is quite polemic, and I didn't know if he was serious.
I first looked at his wikipedia page but it doesn't contain much. I found out afterwards that the poor quality of wikipedia is caused by a censorship of some wikipedia pages.
I then looked at his site :, DIO, The International Journal of Scientific History. This page lists contributions of Rawlins, an important list, mainly in history of ephemeris computation. It looks like Dennis Rawlins has brought major contributions in several topics.

I was convinced that it was not fake content when I read this notice :
E. Myles Standish (Prime creator of the solar, lunar, & planetary ephemerides for the pre-eminent Astronomical Almanac of the US Naval Observatory, orbits used by NASA to find its spacecrafts' planet & satellite targets; recent Chair of American Astronomical Society's Division on Dynamical Astronomy):

"I would like to congratulate Dennis Rawlins, publisher of DIO. He has created a truly intriguing forum, dealing with a variety of subjects, presented often with his unique brand of humor, but always with strict adherence to a rigid code of scientific ethics. As viewed by the history-of-science 'establishment', Rawlins is a maverick; however, more often than not, his 'unorthodox' claims turn out to be correct. He has an extraordinary mind which, without pre-conceived biases, he applies to a given subject. The result frequently provides a refreshingly candid aspect which is in direct contrast to the 'accepted' viewpoint … I encourage others to read DIO, and I encourage the publisher to continue this ambitious and valuable journal." Eminent scholars' comments on DIO
I knew E. Myles Standish independently from Rawlins for his scientific achievements : he is the man who produced the most precise ephemeris computation routines. Standish is a reference in the world of ephemeris computation. If this notice in is authentic, this is for me a guarantee of the reliability of the scientific content of Rawlins' site.

Several work of DR deal with polemic matters and his point of view was finally almost always adopted by the scientific community.

Finally, I considered that it was worth taking DR seriously and that behind the polemic tone of sTARBABY, the scientific arguments are serious.