From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul> Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:53:46 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:58:52 -0400 Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:14:17 +0100 >Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >>From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:17:09 -0400 (EDT) >>Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >>Good for you Nick! ><snip> >>ufologyis not yet a registered science so the rules regarding >>conduct can be debateable. ><snip> >Even if that conduct hoodwinks the public into believing the >Olympics are ripe for alien invasion? >Greg, do you really believe that this benefits UFO research? >Or rather does it pander to the paranoia which prevents serious >scientists coming anywhere near this subject? >I'm not against selling books or DVDs. >I am against over hype of the masses, who may be ignorant and >lacking in humour as another poster suggests, but they create >the public image of UFOs for years to come. David, Hype and UFOs go hand in hand going all the way back to Orson Well's 1930's broadcast. That was a major misunderstood that caused masses of people to panic. Sure it was before the term UFO came out but look at the havoc it wrought. It was unintentional but that is a matter of debate. The number one problem with ufologyis the constant in-fighting, character assassination, and hostility between researchers. It's worse than politics. There is no standard of ethics board for ufology because in all the decades no one ever took the time to sit down and set one up. You need that in science, however ufologyisn't science yet. It still remains unstructured without a clear head nor body of regulation. The reason is because no other field of research has the level of vast associated subject matter than ufology. Nothing else even comes close which is a tribute to those who venture in. A ufologist has to deal with all the physical sciences and humanities, pop culture changing technologies, government procedure and protocol from dozens of countries and just a gad awful amount of other data. Anyone who can hold their own in a UFO debate should be given a medal. In this case with Nick it's part of the pop culture and the expanding media and marketplace. I've worked for video game companies and several of my cartoon characters and comic books have been optioned for games including reviewed by SONY. It's a very lucrative market and a major part of our culture now generating billions of dollars, employing millions of people directly and indirectly. You can go to Bumchuck, Congo and you'll find someone with a SONY Playstation video game console. SONY knows who Nick is because he's high profile and a charming gentleman. Corporations are looking for celebrity to launch and manage ad campaigns. The fact they came to Nick is indeed a boost to ufologyas it opens the doors for other ufologists who in my opinion deserve greater acknowledgement for their sacrifices and research. I work here in Hollywood and know tons of people at the studios who cannot resist a UFO story or documentary. They know the players in the field but bridging that gap between boots on the ground research and notoriety in the mainstream media and entertainment is tough. For my money Nick is one of only a few, if that, who has made that leap forward into pop culture and the key thing here above all else is what he does with that notoriety and the connections. This can open doors for other ufologists, many who are extremely talented musicians, singers, comedians, artists, and more. It could lead to a more public friendly relationship showing that ufologists aren't stuffed shirt scientists with the personalities of a box of cardboard. We need a public-to- ufologist reach that allows for more affinity that enables people to open up about their UFO experiences. Sure ufologyhas to do the science as we're up against intelligences and beings of vast intellect and technology. We're up against people and institutions of sinister design within our own governments and that is expensive in research, travel, lab tests, man hours and more. ufologists need to look at how to market themselves if they're in that position. This isn't a joke. When you interview abductees like I have, and speaking only from my experience, there are no happy camper abduction stories. Even now I'm interviewing a woman from my home town that reports she was once injured from an attack by a saucer back in the mid 1970s. The occupants saw her, shot her with a beam and knocked her over a railing in broad daylight and witnesses were there that ran up and helped her. She could have been killed. I can't afford to do an investigation of mass proportions here but I'm emphasizing the costs of research. So with Nick, so what he got to team up with a major multi- billion dollar corporation. Ain't nothin' wrong with that! I'll bet there are umpteen numbers of top scientists that would give their left testube to hook up with a major corporation like Nick has done. Best, Greg ufomafia.com/blog Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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