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Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:08:07 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 02:48:55 -0500
Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

>From: natural.state@erols.com [Melanie Mecca]
>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 18:36:35 -0600
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

>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?

Oh my, Melanie, did I strike a nerve???

No, I don't think everyone who believes the ETH is wimpy, weak
minded, lily livered coward, etc.  Many are quite gifted

However, there are those, and in large numbers, who want to
turn belief in UFOs into a new religion.  Just listen to them
speak at UFO conferences, and you hear echos of a Southern
Baptist preacher.  And look at their wide-eyed followers.  They
are no different from moonies, or follower of Charles Manson, in
my opinion.  They want to "BELIEVE" and follow.  They want
someone else to do their thinking for them and reassure them
that when the ship hits the sand they will be carried away to
safety in gently glowing space ships.

Well I don't buy into that.  I think we need to wipe the sleep
from our eyes and stop creating new mythology.  We need to
admit that we don't know who/what we are dealing with, don't
know their/it's agenda, and have no assurances that the
phenomenon is benevolent.

>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.

Where in the world did I say anything like that????????????

Looking in the mirror, are we?

I have not said that what we are dealing with are not extraterrestrial
biological entities.  I have said that there is no reason to
limit ourselves to this one possibility when there are many
others, and we have no solid evidence to point toward or rule
out any of them.  Maybe they are EBEs,and the ETH is certainly
one hypothesis to explain what is going on.  But it is not the
only one, and I see no reason to limit our discussions to its

Please take that burr out from under your saddle.  It doesn't
become you.


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