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Re: Witness Anonymity

From: ujack@pop3.scrapcity.cnchost.com [Mark Medford]
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 19:58:04 +0000
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 01:16:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Witness Anonymity

> From: "Clark Hathaway" <earthwrk@doitnow.com>
> To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
> Subject: Paranormal flavor of abduction.
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 20:22:22 -0700

Clark ends his post to me - regarding the possibility that some
aspects of our three dimensional reality might be labelled "para"
normal, simply because they are not yet fully understood:

> In so far as your understanding of the term 'metaphysics' and
> metaphysical' is concerned, it has a misty quality for me.
> Metaphysics encompasses any number of philosophies and
> disciplines. I AM left wondering how well read you are within the
> genre that you make such an argument as that above.

Metaphysics is, by definition,  speculative philosophy. I have no
doubt that many things within the human experience fall well
outside the bounds of traditional science. My point was simply
this - there are examples throughout history of events,
experiences, behaviors, etc., that were at one time considered
outside the known boundaries as well. With time, and greater
knowledge, many of these things came to be viewed differently.
Not all, but many.

As to Linda's story, I have no opinion one way or the other. My
comments were intended to address specific questions that you
posed to the list - not to challenge or to defend her.

I confess that I am not a multiple abduction experiencer - at
least not to my knowledge. About all I can claim is a sighting
and an episode of missing time when I was five. I have, however,
had two NDE's following heart blockages a year apart. I know,
without a shadow of a doubt, that life continues - in some form -
once the physical body expires. I also happen to believe in
reincarnation (which is often lumped together with crystals and
auras as a New Age, metaphysical belief).

My reading on topics considered metaphysical  (as well as studies
in quantum physics and the more traditional sciences), is fairly
extensive. One thing seems very clear - in areas that are
speculative, there is no shortage of ideas! We are still looking
for the answers, and until we find them (until they are no longer
viewed outside the realm of our understanding), all we have are
theories, viewpoints that we embrace. I hope that we can all be
intellectually flexible enough to consider the many angles that
make up "reality".

It will be interesting to see, several hundred years from now,
what will be viewed as paranormal, and what will have become
accepted as the "norm".


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