Monday, February 17, 2014
The death of the ET-UFO meme.
A meme is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.
We will show that the Extraterrestrial-UFO meme is losing strength because of the lack of evidences and irrational and contradictory rhetoric of the self-proclaimed experts in Ufology.
The original meme relied in the classical narrative of the good extraterrestrials visiting our planet with the purpose of saving us, humans, from self-destruction.
In the 50’s and 60’s most of the UFO books relied on this paradigm, promising that the open and public contact between these cosmic saviors would take place very soon.
However, this hypothesis led to a series of books describing imaginary contacts and messages given by these invisible visitors to selected humans, and the original perspective lost strength. The UFO-ET publishing industry was born and the competence between “experts” and “contactees” for the market brought new ideas and massive nonsense and fiction was sold as fact.
The original good aliens sometimes were bad, and obviously the experts created the idea that there were several ET civilizations, some good and some evil. Some contemporary ufologists talk about hundreds of different alien races with contradictory agendas, and since the visitors remained invisible for the public, the conspiracy theory of a big cover up created to keep the secret of the ET presence.
The “men in black” mythology and the presumed abductions of humans sold books and created new characters for this theater of the absurd.
Now, some writers and lecturers suggested that perhaps the ETs were not ETs at all but extra dimensional entities, gnomes, ascended masters, time travelers or evil psychic entities like the archons.
Biblical readings gave us also demons, angels and other imaginary intelligences. At the same time, the computer technology produced hoaxes and faked aliens.
Different ufologists contradicted themselves and became psy-ops for the competence while new books were written with lots of copy & paste and nothing new to say.
Demands of disclosure were signed by people who didn’t have any concrete idea about what governments knew of didn’t knew and this chaos was nourished by the irrational references to faked sources, invented whistle-blowers, non-existent scientists and imaginary insiders. There was however one basic taboo: the fact that 95 % of all the UFO sightings were produced by natural phenomena or manmade artifacts.
The original good ET meme is dead. Some new ufologists talk about the “others”, and all of them have one thing in common. They cannot show a single shred of evidence to prove what they say and write.
By the way, superstition is defined as a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.
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