From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul> Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:23:51 EST Archived: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:43:09 -0500 Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case >From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:42:31 +0100 >Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case >>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:07:39 EST >>Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case >>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul> >>>To: <post.nul> >>>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:32:40 +0100 >>>Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case <snip> >Kevin, Kathy Kasten and all, <snip> >Well, I don't think it has exited at all. And the fact that >there were already tales of abductions in science-fiction seems >to me a very, very weak argument. BTW, some skeptics, notably in >France, use the same argument to discard all ufology. For them, >all flying saucers come from SF... Hello Gildas, List All - Budd Hopkins, in arguing for the reality of alien abductions has said, repeatedly that there were no traditional "Sci-Fi" gods or demons on which the abductee could draw. He was suggesting that this was a new phenomenon and because of that there was an element of' reality in it. I was merely pointing out that there are cultural elements of alien abduction in the science fiction literature and movies. I was saying that abduction did not develop in some sort of cultural vacuum. There are precursors in our society. But we agree, that to suggest all abductions had their root in science fiction is weak. But to suggest that there were no such elements is wrong. Kevin BTW - The scare quotes, as Jerry calls them, is a reference to the fact that science fiction fans think of it as science fiction and not sci-fi, the SyFy channel notwithstanding. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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