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Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 08:55:11 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 02:47:38 -0500
Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 10:59:52 -0800 (PST)
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

>Your opinions pretty much bracket the possibilities.  But here's
>one question I have that should have an answer, though I couldn't
>locate it within the Roper Report on _Unusual Personal
>Experiences_.  Though the report repeatedly states that they
>received 5,947 responses, how many questionaires did they send
>out in the first place?  Perhaps it was two or three times as
>many?  My thought is that those who felt the subject was too
>silly or foolish to bother wasting time on and respond to were
>likely mostly the ones who, had they responded, would have
>responded negatively to most or all the questions.  So their 2%
>estimate, granted that it was conservatively based on requiring
>positive responses to 4 out of 5 key indicator questions, might
>have been up to a factor of two too large.

My magazine does a reader survey every two years or so.  Typically
send out around 20,000 surveys and get something like 2,000 back.
I'm told by the company that does our statistical analysis that
this is a much higher than average percentage of returns.  We
tried to get more returns a couple of times by giving a gift to
everyone who sent back the form, but it made only a tiny difference
in the numbers we got back, so we stopped.  I don't know details
of how the Roper Poll was done, but if they got back close to
6,000 responses, they must have sent out 60,000 or  more

>Then there's the possibility that many of the alien groups
>involved are capable of dipping from our near future back a few
>decades in time to engage in abductions, with the subsequent
>suppression of memories done partly for the reason of avoiding
>any time paradox.  (Just a possibility to consider.)

That's one of my problems with the ETH.  Why consider travel only
in space??  We know that space and time are one and the same.  I
think it is just as likely that our visitors come from the distant
future or distant past as it is that they come from somewhere
distant in space.  Contactees have said that they have trouble
understanding our concept of time, and it may be totally meaningless
to them if they travel freely in it.

I don't like the terms "ET" or "alien", because both imply an origin
somewhere other than Earth.  Ultra Terrestrial comes close to being
the right word, but I think we need a new one.

What shall we call them??  (No I don't think others will accept my
suggestion LGB, Little Gray Bastards!)


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