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Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Rimmer

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 00:42:13 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 10:25:44 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term - Rimmer

>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 09:23:29 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>From: William Weber <wweber1.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 10:27:52 -0400
>>Subject: Re: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 09:30:33 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>>>Subject: 'Fleet' Is Biased Term

>>>Who on the List believes that the very term "Fleets" used to
>>>describe the Mexican UFO videos is biased and leads the reader
>>>to believe the video is of a collection of intelligently
>>>controllable vehicles which may at least (though highly
>>>unlikely) have origination from contemporary Earth and at most
>>>derive from alien (off-world, time travelers, whatever)?

>Yes, I agree that we on the List are more able to sift the
>meaning out of the terminology.  However, when the public sees
>the term, they are led down a path of meaning which is
>inappropriate at this time.  For hype purposes, "fleets" is the
>most dramatic and useful term.  For serious UFOlogical purposes,
>it is not.  If one wishes to convey to the public that one is
>serious about researching this phenomena then one does not use
>biased or leading terms unless one can back it up.  A fleet
>implies that it is either alien or human constructed spaceships.
>It is hardly even a UFO at that point.  I don't think this has
>been proven adequately to do.

>Flocks is not appropriate either. Multiple, many, numerous,
>multitudinous,multitudinal,myriad, even "oodles" and "mucho" and
>"slew" are more appropriate, at least for public consumption.

Presumably "many" is far too complicated?

John Rimmer

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