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Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 07:58:58 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:33:53 -0500
Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis

>From: natural.state@erols.com
>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 19:58:28 -0600
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis


>But your words indicated that everyone who thought the ETH was a
>good explanation for UFOs, encounters, etc. was ingenuous in that
>way - "I'm Prayin' to the Aliens"  - "Save me, Space Brothers."
>It was a sweeping brush you used to paint that picture - I took
>exception to that.  For example, fairies, demons, etc., referring
>to some other people's non-ETH views, don't seem to need
>structured craft to get about - neither do beings of light.  If
>beings are solely multi-dimensional, why would they bother?
>Seems to me that's the biggest fallacy in the non-ETH view - not
>that it can't be true, but that it doesn't make much sense.

Sorry if it sounded like I intended to include all ETH believers.
That was never my intent.  I have many friends who are convinced
of the ETH, and I respect their right to that belief.  I think they
are wrong, but that's another matter.

>The burr under my saddle stems from the fact that I'd like these
>lists to be places where we can try to piece together
>significance, motives, implications for humanity and the earth -
>work towards the MEANING of all this.  Personally, I get tired of
>listening to complete sceptics arguing that the visitors are not
>here, that no one has ever been abducted, and so on.  It would be
>lovely, although I now believe way too optimistic, to think we
>could accept certain premises and delve into the why, wherefore,
>and wither.  Time's a-wastin', life is short, discernment is
>difficult, running in place is exhausting.  Be nice to think we
>could help each other to divine the purpose and meaning of all
>this.

What about the possibility that in human terms the phenomena have
no purpose or meaning?  There are lots of things about the
universe that we do not understand, and some physicists think
there are also lots that we CAN'T understand.  Things that do not
operate within the frameworks of human logic, and are therefore
totally beyond our understanding. Maybe some things just ARE, and
don't exist for any purpose.

Insisting on a meaning and purpose to the universe may well be
the ultimate in anthropomorphizing.

Bob




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