Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Real" UFOs: A New Meme?

By: R. Lee


"I’ve been noticing the use of the phrase “real ufo” recently. It seems to mostly come from the skeptic milieu, which is surreally ironic, since they often don’t “believe” in ufos anyway, have strange ideas about the whole thing -- as in UFOlogy being some sort of “church” -- and are, overall, ignorant of the entire phenomena. Still they push on, rejecting a lot of theories and ideas out of hand, often insulting “believers,” with ad ad hominin comments and chiding us for spending time on the whole silly thing. All this framed by the idea that there are “real UFOs” which of course invokes the question: are there unreal UFOs?"

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