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Re: Starship Memories

From: Bill Hamilton <skyman22.nul>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 16:22:36 UT
Archived: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 14:35:36 -0500
Subject: Re: Starship Memories


>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 10:31:14 -0500
>Subject: Re: Starship Memories

>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>>Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 08:15:41 -0500
>>Subject: UFO UpDate: Starship Memories

>>Source: The Harvard Gazette

>>http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2002/10.31/09-clancy.html

>Hello All,

>>Starship Memories:
>>"Alien abductees" provide clues to repressed, recovered memories

>>By Beth Potier
>>Gazette Staff

>>Susan Clancy's research has taken her into alien territory.

>>For the past three years, Clancy, a postdoctoral fellow in
>>Harvard's Psychology Department, has studied people who believe
>>they were abducted by aliens from outer space. Her research,
>>done in conjunction with Professors of Psychology Richard
>>McNally and Daniel Schacter, former associate professor Mark
>>Lenzenweger and Harvard Medical School professor Roger Pitman,
>>was recently published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

>>Yet Clancy's interest is not in extraterrestrial beings at all.

>>"As far as science knows, nobody is being abducted by aliens,"
>>she stressed.

><snip>

>>And assuming, as Clancy and her colleagues did, that none of the
>>subjects were actually abducted by space aliens, she drew the
>>conclusion that people who develop false memories in the lab are
>>also more likely to develop false memories of experiences that
>>were suggested or imagined.

>The above kind of 'says it all' doesn't it? I'm not shocked that
>they didn't find something that they weren't looking for. ie;
>that 'some' abductees may be recalling actual, physical
>_events._

>They did find exactly what they were _looking_for_, however.

>Surprise, surprise.

>Susan Clancy? Sounds like another 'kid' looking to establish a
>career and further her quest for academic grants. Kinda like
>telling mom and dad just what they want to hear, so she can
>score her 'allowance.'	:)

>'Harvard's revenge' and counter to John Mack? Who knows?

>Who cares?

>This is just more of the same kind of tunnel visioned crap that
>we've already gotten from the late Robert Baker and others like
>Elizabeth Loftis and that tin-foil hat wearing dolt Michael
>Persinger. All that Ms. Clancy has done is to re-heat some old
>hash that she pulled from the fridge.


John,

I was waiting to see what you would say. You don't think an
academic study like this is going to look beyond memories for
physical evidence, do you?

Why don't they make a study of those who were wide awake and
fully conscious and yet describe an encounter with aliens? I
would bet they would find another lame hypothesis to account for
it.


Bill H.

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