I never thought that a UFO committee is something actually voting on. I think the reason I am surprised by this is simply because I've never heard about before. After reading this article, since it was published in 2009, I wonder if any other voting opportunities have happened since then involving Extraterrestrial Affairs. I am 18 and I would vote yes
This article correlates closely to xenophobia rather than Frankenstein complex. I say this because this ordinance, to me, shows that we are too afraid to interact with aliens ourselves. They have gone as far as to make a committee of individuals to interact with the extraterrestrials so we don't have to.
I think its weird Denver wants a UFO committee, it seems a tad ridicules and reminds me of the great mutado. It seewms we have nothing better to do then look for airplane lights and call them UFO. This reminds me of an issue of the global inquirer then a scifi story.
The Idea about this article is crazy, because an Extraterrestrial group is very strange. These votes would only go out to so many people. Their is so many people that would be weird-ed out and just vote no, if I was 18 then I would probably vote on that just to learn more about it.
After reading Denver Ordinance 300, i thought it totally connected to some of the Science Fiction short stories and videos. If there is alien life like we've read about, then we should have a UFO committee to make us seem approachable and friendly.
This honestly seems very crazy. I would say that about 70% of the world does not believe in aliens, so why go through the effort to do a so called welcoming committee? This is more towards a subject that we handled in the beginning of the semester, xenophobia. The fear of foreign or something new. I think they made the committee to try and welcome the "aliens" in a friendly way, so that they do not harm us. Still in the end I find this absolutely bonkers.
Parker LacyI have never heard of the UFO committee. I don't quite understand why people would be voting on this. I have never heard of this topic on the news or in my everyday life. What really defines a UFO? Is it just an airplane? A vehicle with aliens aboard? This makes me contemplate what our world is coming to.
Denver Ordinance 300 was and interesting ballot measure. While it was defeated at the polls, it provoked some serious thought about Extra Terrestrial life. It reminded me of the short story that we read in class titled, "Puppet Show". The town was caught off guard by the E.T. visitor and hastily threw together a welcoming committee. While I think the goal of this ballot measure had good intentions, I think that in our current state of political affairs, the government has more pressing issue to deal with than the formation of a committee on Extraterrestrial Affairs.
After reading the article, I thought of puppet show, specifically because it was the only story that involved an actual alien and the government reacting to it. We need a UFO committee to make sure the aliens dont think were all a bunch of rednecks
I thought of EPICAC when reading Denver Ordinance 300, the idea that the government is taking part in new inventions and new ideas like UFO's relates to EPICAC and the government funded super computer. The fact that this takes place in the Colorado Ballet shows that these things can take place all over the world and that the government can do things you do not expect.
After reading this ordinance, I could relate it to many of the stories we have read in Science Fiction, especially Puppet Master, where such a committee would have been helpful and perhaps even necessary. The ordinance deals with the xenophobic idea that we cannot understand that which lies outside of our own planet, and perhaps offers a way to remedy this issue.
While I was reading the article, I couldn't stop thinking about how this was just a bunch of hoopla. It just sounds like a bunch of alien-obsessive paranoids trying to prove that aliens exist. Although I do agree with Garrett. I think it relates more to xenophobia than the Frankenstein complex, if anything. It seems that even though they're trying to prove aliens exist and they're the reason behind a bunch of things, there still appears to be a hint of fear behind their actions.
Denver Ordinance 300 would of created an official comity to monitor the communication, and report any communication with extraterrestrials and share it with the public. This reminds me of the story we read about the alien, that turned out being an animal. The aliens wanted it recorded and sent to the government and public.
I believe that this article More relates to the puppet show more than any of the more recent stories, which might mean that it deals more with xenophobia rather then the Frankenstein Complex because that would be the fear of the unknown and not the fear of something that man created.
While i was reading the article i thought why would we need this committee unless we know about E.T.'s. So it does beg the question, does the government know something about life outside of our planet. If there is proof that there is then i would support it but based on what we know about life in the stars i don't think we should be funding this with our own money.
After reading this article, the clip The Great Mutato we watched in class came to mind. Both of these relate and connect with each other because as a committee/group, they are seeking out answers of the unknown and possibly the dangerous. In the reading, people are signing a petition to 'explore' the unknown of aliens and UFOs. In the movie clip, the town questions the creature and want to expose it for the actions it's done. People feel the need to seek out answers and to protect themselves from the unknown. We become defensive due to the connection between being afraid of the unknown and being afraid of the technology we created ourselves.
After reading Ordinance 300, I am sure a UFO committee shows how with our growing technology humans are still searching to make the most common myth a reality, relating this to science fiction as the Frankenstein complex is used to show how in each story people want to know if Frankenstein exists, but when they find him want to destroy him, will we do the same I don't know.
I think the UFO committee in Denver is an okay idea because I think it is not something from the other world to see a creature not like us. We have so many new creatures invented I think we are used to it. This reminded me of the puppet show because they both involve aliens and how humans always try to take over others.
To think that at least 4,000 people in Denver signed a petition to get this ordinance on the ballot is absurd. However, like most people in this blog, I think that the Denver Ordinance 300 has more to do with xenophobia than the Frankenstein complex.
After reading this... No wonder we are in so much debt. We owe people we actually know exsist an astronomical amount of money yet we are wasting it on a UFO comitte. First, why would a UFO come to Denver of all the places you could go on Earth? It doesn't make sense that Americans could be so stupid. Is this a joke?
Tajalik DavisHour 1The “Denver Ordinance 300” talks about a welcoming committee for extraterrestrials, and the idea is a bit concerning. Is there proof that aliens exist and if they’re coming to earth. If not it would be a waste of money, time and might draw unnecessary attention. People believe aliens exist and want to be apart of the committee and if aliens are real what makes them think they’re friendly. What if they want to hurt us. How do we know for sure?
UFO's are not proven enough in my eyes to even attempt putting a committee in Denver. It wouldn't be efficient in terms of time that could be used on things actually backed up with evidence, or things that could do something good for society. People hope to find out the truth behind all of the UFO conspiracies but the truth of the matter is that it probably wont happen anytime soon. That being said, I believe it is nonsense to put a UFO Denver committee into action for the time being.
After reading Denver Ordinance 300, I was surprised that a this would even make it to the point of voting. People often don't want to get involved in places they aren't quite sure of. Although I don't think any harm would come if the Ordinance passed, I can't picture it being worth the money and time. The article relates directly to the frankenstein complex and the fear of unknown. The whole point of Ordinance 300 is to create a welcoming committee for aliens. The reason people would want that is because they want to be the first to know about something new and something that could possibly be scary and dangerous.