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Re: Solved Abduction cases?

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 11:48:02 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 22:57:40 -0400
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction cases?

Dennis, I think you've missed my point.

> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Solved Abduction cases?

> Who could forget Linda and Richard? The trouble with Tribbles and
> the latter, though, is that, aliens and Linda aside, no one else
> has ever peered deep into his eyes.

> As for "it's all in the abduction literature"...I would say
> that's precisely the problem, as opposed to any sort of
> "solution." Corso is in the UFO literature, too, but that in no
> way makes him any more believable, even by as much as one little
> iota.

> The fact of the matter is that if you go back and read Eddie
> Bullard's classic study of the then (circa 1987) existing UFO
> abduction literature, you'll find that it's undergone some not so
> subtle and significant mutations in the decade since his analysis
> was published.

{snips]

> The problem with the abduction "literature" is, mainly, that it's
> just that -- literature, stories, anecdotes, tales told by who
> knows who, full of sound and fury, sex and circumstance, pomp and
> paranoia, but in the end signifying nothing, nothing that any of
> us can lay hands on, anyway.

> As for the real abduction literature, my advice would be to wait
> for Don DeLillo's next novel. Maybe he'll give it the treatment
> we've all been waiting for -- and no doubt richly deserve.

I wasn't saying the things described in the abduction literature
really happen. That's another discussion.

Instead, I was responding to your earlier sally. You'd said, in
effect: "The abduction literature says the aliens do this, this, and
this, including taking our sperm and eggs to make babies. That
doesn't make any sense; they'd have more advanced technological ways
to produce hybrid kids."

I'm meeting you on your hypothetical ground. I'm saying: "No, the
stuff in the abduction literature might make perfect sense. You can't
write it off because you're sure the aliens would operate
differently." And I tried to give reasons why this might be so.

Whether the aliens REALLY are here, and really are doing all those
things is quite a different conveersation. Let's not shift the terms
of the debate.

As for Don DeLillo (funny, I just started reading "White Noise"
yesterday), we'll probably wait a while for his next. He's probably
still worn out from the 800+ pages of the novel he just published.
(Unless, of course, he's had his 15 minutes with the aliens!)

Greg Sandow


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