From: Steven Kaeser <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 20:34:16 -0500 Fwd Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 21:08:15 -0500 Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases? >Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 16:02:12 +0000 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >From: Sean Jones <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved Abduction Cases? >>From: DevereuxP@aol.com >>Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 08:45:53 -0500 (EST) >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>Subject: Solved Abduction Cases? >>>>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?? >>So if I am 50, and my son is 25, then we are the same generation? >Paul if you are an archaeologist as you claim you will know that >when a "generation" is referred to is means fifty years. I am not an archaeologist, and also not quite 50 (but too close for comfort), and have never heard that a generation is defined as 50 years. If you could quote a source on that, it would be interesting. There may well be an accepted definition involved here, but it's not listed as such in "The American Heritage Dictionary". The closest that I could find was "5. The average time interval between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring". However, I would add that the definition for "generation gap" is probably more relevant, and is defined as "The differences in values and attitudes between one generation and the next, esp. a generation of adolescents and that of their parents." Given the metamorphosis that UFOlogy has gone through in the past 50 years in regard to changes in how it is generally viewed, IMHO there may be several "generation gaps" that could be identified.
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