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Re: Shirley MacLaine

From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:44:32 -0300
Archived: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:39:13 -0400
Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 18:41:42 -0300
>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:48:55 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:11:01 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>>I like Shirley MacLaine, but her interest in the field is from
>>>the 'New Age' side of this field, which there are many among us
>>>who really wish would go away. I would note that on her web site
>>>she has links and information related to Astrology, but UFOs
>>>remains buried.

>>Shirley Maclaine's website has a direct link to its UFO section
>>in the menu on the left. The links at the top of the page are
>>probably the most popular for her target audience.

>>While it's a very basic, entry-level presentation, it does
>>legitimize UFOs as worthy of study, and urges her readers to
>>explore the subject further. It may lead more women to get
>>interested in UFOs, which could be a good thing for a field
>>where women are massively under-represented.

>>I know that many of the ideas often labelled "New Age" are
>>anathema to those of you who think UFOs are a strictly nut-and-
>>bolts phenomenon. But there are enough high strangeness and
>>anomalous physical experiences in many UFO reports to warrant
>>examination by those who are more comfortable exploring ideas
>>about non-ordinary reality.

>Hi Carol and Listers:

>Most UFO researchers that I have met consider any different
>approaches to the study of the UFO Phenomena, other than the
>strict scientific investigation, complete waste of time. There
>are so many schools of thoughts approaching the UFO Phenomena -
>some of them very, very exotic, I would say, that those
>researchers are probably right in most cases. But even so we
>have to examine each and every one of them to rule out from this
>study the ones that are incompatible with it, either because of
>their methods, if they have any, or because of their results,
>I mean: there certainly are different angles from which you can
>both see, approach and construe the UFO Phenomena, and while the
>scientific point of view in the preferred one of most
>researchers - and by far considered the only one acceptable, I
>believe that we have to keep our minds wide open about other
>possibilities. In this sense, Shirley's role in this subject,
>although she isn't a UFO researcher and is more connected to the
>new age movements - some of which are totally rejected by the
>mainstream UFO field, may have a very serious, productive and
>specially interesting result.
>I also like what you say about Shirley leading more women to get
>interested in UFOs, as indeed it is a field where women are
>massively under-represented, as you said. The situation is not
>different in any country of South America, especially in Brazil,
>although I have met more women in Ufology in South of the Border
>countries than in the States. It is particularly true in
>Argentina, where great women are among the most active and
>respected researchers.

Last I heard the president of Brazil is a woman. Dilma Rousseff.

Stan Friedman

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