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Re: Terminology

From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs.nul>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:29:01 -0700
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:26:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Terminology

>From: Loren Coleman <lcolema1.nul>
>To: UFO Updates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 10:38:20 -0500
>Subject: Re: Terminology - Coleman

>>From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs.nul>
>>To: UFO Updates <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 10:12:16 -0700
>>Subject: Terminology

>'Crypto-' is from the Greek, 'kryptos', for 'hidden'. To move
>from 'ufology' to 'Crypto-Aeronautics' and denote the UFOs as
>'Crypto-Crafts' is pure silliness. Why would you want to talk
>about these as "the hidden science, theory and practice of
>aircraft navigation" and why would you be studying 'hidden
>craft'? The revealed nature of ufology and the UFOs are what
>propels your study, not that they are 'hidden'.

From the Greek "kryptos" certainly, but not "silly". Crypto
denotes unknown, puzzling. "Revealed nature of ufology?" Are you
saying you know the reason for the existence of 'UFOs' and the
origin? If so, you are way ahead of everyone else.

Of course, I've only been at this for 45+ years and contributed
absolutely nothing to this genre, so what the hell do I know,
eh? But, then again I'm sure crypto-zoologists such as yourself,
know more about UFOs than anyone else.

Wendy Connors

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