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Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:34:51 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 02:35:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9


>From: Scott Ribordy <sdr@ns.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Art Bell - Friday, January 8/9
>Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 03:36:50 GMT


>That's my whole point. There is no harm. I think Art Bell, John
>Velez, Budd Hopkins, etc. should all be free to say what ever
>they think is of interest to their audience without fear of
>"paying a price" (as long as there is no _intent_ to cause
>harm). The notion that Art Bell is responsible (even partly) for
>the Heaven's Gate suicides is ludicrous.

><snip>

>>"Meme" --
>>biological term. An element of a culture or system of behavior
>>that may be consider to be passed from one individual to another
>>by non-genetic means, especially imitation." Nice swipe, Mr. R.
>>Now prove it.)

>I think the definition fits nicely. Thanks for including it. Do
>you have a specific disagreement with it?

None at all, Scott. I think I misunderstood you, and I'm sorry.
I thought you were suggesting -- as many have in fact declared
with no proof at all -- that the abduction phenomenon is spread
by cultural contagion. I thought your use of "meme" implied
that, and I was complimenting you on your deft use of language,
while asking you to prove the point I thought you were making.
Silly of me, if you really weren't saying what I thought, and I
apologize.

Greg Sandow


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