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Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 18:31:15 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 10:03:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude

 >From: Tim D. Brigham <TBrigham@ksinc.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude
 >Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 16:48:33 -0500

 >I don't think that Dennis literally believes that aliens are
 >bumbling idiots(!?), rather I think the point is that _in order
 >to believe the literal scenarios and scale set forth by many
 >proponents_ then they would have to be. Perhaps Dennis discounts
 >_all_ reports where aliens take sperm samples and cow parts, I
 >dont know, or perhaps he is instead getting at the fact that
 >"maybe it aint really the sperm and cow bits that they're

Hi, Tim.

Did you read all of Mark's post. I didn't quote it, to save
bandwidth, but I was referring to all of it.

Mark thought arguments like Dennis's are too literal (my word,
not his). Since we have no context for alleged alien behavior --
we don't know anything about the aliens -- we can't assess
whether or not it's plausible. Mark also thought that aliens
might be have elements of play or art or humor in some of what
they do, and that anyone who expects them always to be logically
consistent hasn't allowed for those things.

But he said much more, and said it better than I can. Everyone,
I hope, will read all of what he said.

Greg Sandow

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