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, >likewise. > >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 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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