From: Dave Bowden <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 15:12:10 +0000 Fwd Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 08:59:31 -0400 Subject: Re: Get Real >Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:16:43 -0500 >From: Amy Hebert <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Get Real >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 12:23:32 +0000 >>From: Dave Bowden <email@example.com> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Get Real >>My children are aged 2 6 and 7 (all girls). They are interested >>in Barbie, the Disney channel and Zelda (N64) and are not >>interested in space aliens. Their description of these creatures >>as 'monsters' is as good as any since none of us know what they >>are, assuming that they exist at all. >By the way, it is >the Disney channel that has the program "So Weird" and many >movies with alien-related themes. And on the Disney radio >channel the other day I heard them doing a little contest where >kids call in to an alleged telephone located near Area 51 and if >an alien answers, they win (complete with the X-Files theme >song). If you don't want your daughters exposed to alien themes >and images, better watch out for Disney too. It's not a case of not wanting my daughters exposed to alien themes, as I said before, my kids are just not interested. They can make their own minds up and space aliens just do not grab their attention. >If you are interested to see what your kids are being exposed to >these days, you can do this little experiment - they do it in >the schools. Talk a little about what your kids think about the >possibility of life on other planets then ask them to draw a >picture of what they think someone from another planet would >look like. Bet ya 9 outta 10 at least one will draw a critter >with a big head and large, almond-shaped eyes. Don't worry, >doesn't mean they've been abducted - only living in the real >world with all the commercialism that surrounds us. Living in the real world? living in a world of television imagery more like, I don't see how this is supposed to prove anything. If that experiment was done in say the 1950's I don't think the same results would be found do you? Let's jump forward a decade or so, using _your_ logic (real world commercialism) how do you explain the total lack of 'greys' in any of the sci-fi films and tv shows made in those days? Is there a record anywhere pre-1970's that describes the grey alien as we presently know it?? Your point about commercialism is a good one though, it certainly proves how easily some people (child and adult) can be influenced by what they see on the television. >>So the creature doesn't show up in scanned images and I have to >>be looking at the original photo in order to see anything, is >>this what you're saying? >That's what I would do before drawing conclusions. I am a computer graphic artist by trade, 2D/3D. I asked the question because it has been my experience that scanning a photo actually enhances the picture, I quite often pick out features within a scan I hadn't noticed in the original. I would like to know why nothing can be seen in your scan, do you have a poor scanner or something? A cheap flatbed can normally handle at least 600 dpi optical and generally comes with all the enhancement software needed. >>>I will gladly do so via private E-mail for anyone if you (and >>>any other recipients) promise not to publish the information >>>publicly. I do not wish to point out anyone in public because it >>>is only my opinions based on personal experiences. I would love >>>for someone to ask these researchers why they never contacted me >>>or bothered to ask even a few questions. Thank you for >>>volunteering, Dave! >>My pleasure, you know my address. I promise not to publish the >>information. >Can you indicate what you plan to say to these >"researchers"/"investigators" about the article in question? >Will you simply ask them why they didn't review the material or >will you be adding your assessment as well? I just want to ask why they didn't review the material, I don't plan to add anything. >>Thank you for the kind offer Amy but it's the kind of thing that >>my family and I have managed to get over on our own. >Glad to hear it no longer bothers you. I was just a little >worried since it still seemed to be on your mind as expressed in >your post. ;> Actually it will always be on our minds but life is for the living and we've learned to get on with it, thanks again. Dave.
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