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Re: Terminology

From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 18:56:47 -0700
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:27:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Terminology


>From: Loren Coleman <lcolema1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>,
>Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 06:43:43 -0500
>Subject: Re: Terminology

>>From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs.nul>
>>To: UFO Updates <UFOUpdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:29:01 -0700
>>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

><snip>

>>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.

>I never said I knew anything about UFOs, as my comment was about
>words! "Crypto" denotes "hidden". What's wrong with keeping it
>as ufology or Ufology? Crypto-Aeronautics and Crypto-Craft,
>sorry, appear to not be good choices. Sorry my feedback offended
>Ms. Connors. I thought that's what was requested, feedback. I
>did not know I was just suppose to agree.

>By the way, cryptozoology and cryptozoologists are single words,
>and do not employ hyphens.


I have to agree with Loren. Changing the terminology will not
alter the public's perception of "our thing," because the
terminology is not to blame, our halting and half-hearted
efforts at conducting ourselves scientifically is our downfall.
If Frank Stranges started calling himself a Crypto-
Aeronauticalist or whatever, would we be any better perceived
than we are?

==JJS==


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