Monday, July 18, 2005

UFO... or UAP?



Ace investigative reporter / blogger "Scoop Jupiter" ("pictured" above) has suggested that the time has come to retire the acronym "UFO" - just as "flying saucer" was generally retired many years ago - in favour of UAP, or "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena."

Check out his column at www.scoopjupiter.blogspot.com/2005/07/acronym-ufo.html

This may seem to be a step backwards to some - NICAP, after all, stood for National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena - but that may not be a bad thing, given that the acronym "UFO" is probably indelibly linked with the Extraterrtestrial hypothesis now.

Paul Kimball

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Aion said...

I prefer UÆP -- Æræl means so much more. Since the study/pursuit will seemingly always deal with both inner and outer experiences, at least initially, phænomenon seems much more appropriate.

Not being able to pronounce that 2nd letter, however, will undoubtedly cause some resistance. But it may also draw in those less vulgar.

Mac said...

Ironically, the Meier "case" catalyzed my interest in UFOs back in elementary school. I read Kinder's "Light Years" and was fascinated.