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Re: Get Real

From: Dave Bowden <grafikfx@netscapeonline.co.uk>
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 <yelorose@swbell.net>
 >Subject: Re: Get Real
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

 >>Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 12:23:32 +0000
 >>From: Dave Bowden <grafikfx@netscapeonline.co.uk>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >>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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