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Re: Solved Abduction Cases?

From: clark@mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark]
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 11:01:42 PST
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 20:56:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases?

> From: DevereuxP@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:21:02 -0500 (EST)
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Solved Abduction Cases?

> Sean Jones wrote:

> >Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 15:41:52 +0000
> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> >From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved Abduction Cases?


> >>From: DevereuxP <DevereuxP@aol.com> [Paul Devereux]
> >>Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:55:04 EST
> >>To: updates@globalserve.net
> >>Subject: Solved Abduction Cases?

> >>1001 other beliefs that wax and wane within ufology (it
> >>is folkore, after all), who is arguing otherwise?


> >I am for one. I get pretty bloody annoyed when you keep refering
> >to Ufology as Folklore

> >Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus 1991
> >folklore (n) 1, the unwritten literature of a people as
> >expressed in folk tales, songs etc. 2, study of such materials.

> >Collins Dictionary 1994
> >folklore (n) traditional beliefs etc. of a community; study of
> >these

> >As you can see neither of these dictionaries of the English
> >language agree with your version of what folklore is.

> >For one there is plenty of written material about ufology and
> >ufological issuses, you have written some yourself. And since
> >when is ufology a tradition?

> >I could argue with loads of things in this post of yours but I
> >do not wish to waste my time typing to you when it is blatantly
> >obvious that you do not listen to what is said.

> Sean,

> If you subscribe to learned journals of folklore, as I do, you
> will see that bona fide folkorists of an academic bent study the
> most remarkable subject matter. Research subjects range from
> things like belief structures in the internal language of motor
> cycle gangs to motifs within the gossip of modern village
> communities!

> Ufology is now two generations old in its present form, and has
> brought with it patterns of thinking that are hundreds of years
> old. Ufology *is* a community in the conceptual sense, and it
> most certainly does have its traditions. The greatest of these is
> the ET Motif or ETM (inaccurately referred to as the ET
> Hypothesis or ETH). It is folklore. Grays are folklore.
> Abductions are folklore. Roswell is folklore. Government
> conspiracies are folklore. Planetoid -sized ET craft accompanying
> a comet seen in the sky is folklore. Etc.,etc., etc.

Sean,

What my friend Paul, earthlight theorist and nature mystic,
is saying here can be summarized as follows:

What he knows, he knows, but what the rest of us know,
we only believe.

Cheers,

Jerry Clark




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