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Do 'UFO' and 'ET' have the same meaning?

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August 18, 2010 1:08AM

No, the terms "UFO" and "ET" do not have the same meaning.

Specifically, "UFO" stands for an unidentified flying object. That object is not necessarily an alien spacecraft. Instead, it refers to whatever we do not recognize or understand with the technology and the interpretative or analytical skills available to us.

In contrast, "ET" stands for an extraterrrestrial life form. That means a life form whose home is not Planet Earth.

Of course, it is possible that there may be some overlap. It may be that a UFO turns out to be a self-propelled ET!