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Re: UFO Morphology Issue Revisited

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:08:19 -0000
Archived: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:15:39 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Morphology Issue Revisited

>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:17:49 -0000
>Subject: Re: UFO Morphology Issue Revisited

>I've been struggling for 45 years to come to terms with this
>issue. This is a quick snapshot of where I've arrived at in my
>labyrinth of perplexity.

>The overall morphology is fractal: a limited number of
>recognisable forms, yet no exact repetition within each
>pattern. I conclude that the appearance is driven by
>sophisticated algorithms. I suspect that two key things are at
>work here:

>1. We actually create the appearance ourselves. It is derived
>from a complex interplay between individual and collective
>psychology, cultural expectations, and an external awareness of
>the leading edge of our technology at any given point in time.

>2. The algorithms process the elements of (1) and through an
>extremely advanced technological process deliver a series of
>appearances that matches, on a dynamically shifting basis, the
>objective record - photos, films and reports, genuine and
>otherwise - that we labour over.


>I described this as a 'quick snapshot'. I can vouch for the
>genuineness of the snapshot (no Photoshop or double exposure
>trickery), but if ace analysts like Bruce and Martin want to
>take stock of the focal length of my imagination and dismiss my
>view as a psychological lens flare, then so be it. All I'm
>struggling to do is come up with an idea that fits the data....

Hi Gerald

Well, having been flattered to this unfeasible extent I can
hardly forbear to comment (assuming it was not another Martin
you had in mind, in which case I have embarrassed myself
deeply!). What you say is what I have often wondered about too.
I expect many of us have. _If_ the pattern of psychocially
determined imagery occurs in the population of unknowns, then
how else square the circle?

Indeed your theory is itself - in a satisfyingly recursive self-
validating way - a technical modern avatar of a traditional
idea, echoing for example the theosophical theory of nature
spirits, that they utilise human thought-forms to "dress up" in.

Of course it rermains to be proven that the culturally entrained
imagery does operate not just on the bulk of knowns but also in
an an unexplained way on the core unknowns (i.e., in a radical
way that can't be explained as a superficial psychosocial
residue). It's actually a very complicated question when you get
down to cases. I'm not sure what the answer is.


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