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Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

From: natural.state@erols.com [Melanie Mecca]
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 18:36:35 -0600
Fwd Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 00:13:59 -0500
Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis


> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 08:40:10 -0500
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

> >From: DevereuxP@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
> >Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:13:45 -0500 (EST)
> >To: updates@globalserve.net
> >Subject: That ol' ET

> >The ETM is just the standard assumption one would expect people
> >in our society to come to, just as one would have expected people
> >in medieval Christian Europe to come to assumptions of portents
> >and dragons, or tribal peoples to deal with the phenomena in terms
> >of flying spirits and shamans (and such explanations could be
> >much closer to the truth than our ET spaceships!).

> >We really have to decide whether or not we want ufology to be
> >a forum for research, or a system of belief.

> Many want a new religion.  I have seen this at the UFO conferences,
> where there are many in search of space messiahs and salvation.  It
> seems that the majority of humans still need the crutch of religion
> and lack the self-confidence to face the universe alone and
> unburdened, or perhaps I should say unshackled.

Now wait just a minute here.  I belive your implication is that
those who subscribe to the ETH as their favored assumption for
visitor origins are taking this point of view because they are
psychologically wimpy and need a big dose of the "opiate of the
masses" in the form of the ETH. Is that what you mean to be
saying?  You mean to be shinin' on everyone who holds this view
by asserting that they are weak-minded cowards of inferior
processing power?

And, my pet peeve, are you also perhaps confusing (pick a term)
multi-dimensional demonstrations with the point of origin of a
species? Assessing cloaking abilities, shape-shifting, walking
through doors etc. through a narrow-minded perspective, as if
possession of those powers de facto proved that the origin of
those beings could not possibly be through evolution in bodies
on a life-bearing world?  Your assertions seem to spring from a
limited inner horizon, IMHO.

Melanie Mecca


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