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Re: Terminology

From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 00:17:53 EST
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:34:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Terminology


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

>>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'.

Loren,

An observation. Some people aren't thrilled about the "crypto-
 Aeronautics" name. That being said we all realized that there
are those who are not thrilled about the names "Ufologist" or
"Ufological" or others because those names are/were (at least by
one story a few years back) supposedly connected to the trash of
Ufology. The belief seems to be that the term Crypto or Hidden
aeronautics apparently has a more respectful connotation then
words like "Ufologist." Note that just because a person or group
may go under the label of "Hidden aeronautical" researcher,
doesn't mean it will get scientific respect or attention.

To me the term Ufologist has no more disrespectful content then
terms like "geologist" "Palentologist" and many others.

Whether or not you want to frame yourself as a Ufologist,
Hidden-Aero, or whatever term a person wants to use all means
the same thing in the end.


Cheers,

Robert


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