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Re: Solved Abduction Cases?

From: "Julianne Presson" <earthwrk@doitnow.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:59:43 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 09:29:58 -0500
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases?


>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 18:55:54 +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@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
>>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:21:02 -0500 (EST)
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Solved Abduction Cases?


[............]

>>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!

>I'm afraid that I do not subscribe to any learned journels of
>folklore, so I will have to take your word for it.


>>Ufology is now two generations old in its present form,
>In my understanding a generation is fifty years, taking it that
>"modern" ufology started with Kenneth Arnold, how do you make it
>two generations??

>> 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).

>I beleive that the label ETH is pretty well accepted as "the"
>label for the Extra Terrestrial *beliefs*

>> It is folklore.

>It _could_ become that, if it is allowed to.

>> Grays are folklore.

>I disagree

[.................]

>>The 1994
>>Collins definition is quite applicable.

[................]


folklore (fok=B4l=F4r=B4, -lor=B4) noun

1. The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and
practices of a people, transmitted orally.

2. The comparative study of folk knowledge
and culture. Also called folkloristics.

3. a. A body of widely accepted but usually
specious notions about a place, a group, or
an institution: Rumors of their antics became
part of the folklore of Hollywood. b. A popular
but unfounded belief.

- folk=B4lor=B4ic adjective
- folk=B4lor=B4ish adjective
- folk=B4lor=B4ist noun
- folk=B4loris=B4tic adjective

The American Heritage=AE Dictionary of the
English Language, Third Edition copyright =A9
1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic
version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc.
All rights reserved.


>Something else I disagree with, well at least partially. There
>is *a* community in cyberspace but it is not a "real" community
>is the true sense of the world, after all is'nt life virtual
>enough for you??


community (ke-my=A1=B4n=EE-t=EA) noun
plural communities
Abbr. com.

1. a. A group of people living in the same
locality and under the same government.
b. The district or locality in which such a
group lives.

2. A group of people having common interests:
the scientific community; the international
business community.

3. a. Similarity or identity: a community of
interests. b. Sharing, participation, and
fellowship.

4. Society as a whole; the public.

5. Ecology. a. A group of plants and animals
living and interacting with one another in a
specific region under relatively similar
environmental conditions. b. The region
occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
noun, attributive

Often used to modify another noun: community
problems; community facilities.

[Middle English communite, citizenry, from Old
French, from Latin comm=FAnit=E2s, fellowship, from
comm=FAnis, common. See COMMON.]

The American Heritage=AE Dictionary of the
English Language, Third Edition copyright =A9
1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic
version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc.
All rights reserved.


>And you may have mine, said in the best possible terms.
>Whilst I seriously disagree with your beliefs Paul I don't have
>an axe to grind with you personally.

Sean why would you have a virtual axe to grid with anyone???

Julie




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