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Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net> [Dennis Stacy]
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 14:52:22 -0600 (CST)
Fwd Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 19:44:22 -0500
Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

Greg & List:

My problem with the ETH isn't that it isn't a viable UFO
hypothesis, but that it simply doesn't know when to stop. Hence
underground bases, vats of floating body parts, missing fetuses,
governments in league with ET, California hot tubs, the creation
of the transistor and integrated circuits, hybrid babies, crashed
saucers all over the place, the abduction of the Secretary
General of the United Nations, dead fish on a beach at night,
environmental catastrophe(s), social collapse, the coming
Apocalypse, Hale-Bopp, remote viewing, crop circles, animal
mutilations, ancient astronauts, black helicopters, Men in
Black...hell, where do I stop? That ain't a *theory,* that's a
way of life.

And it's one reason why mainstream science, which ufology always
insists it's courting, finds something better to do with its time
when we come calling. Who could blame it?

SETI is an ET hypothesis, too, if you want to look at it that
way. The main difference is that it has some expensive
instrumentation behind it (and in case you haven't been paying
attention, still hasn't turned up anything) and isn't hauling
around the sort of lugubrious luggage that the UFO ETH is --
namely, claims, and claims upon claims, that would have Cotton
Mather spinning in his grave.

Until ufology cleans up its ETH by pruning all the excess
baggage, it isn't going to get anywhere with mainstream science,
and the sooner it realizes that the better. It ain't the Rodney
Dangerfield of 20th century science for no good reason, you

Put another way: your view of the ETH may be perfectly
reasonable. That doesn't mean that everyone else's is.

Spoor Spotter
San Antonio's Harry Manimal

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