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Re: Dr. Mack On NY Times Article

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 16:27:06 +0000
Archived: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 10:00:18 -0500
Subject: Re: Dr. Mack On NY Times Article

>From: Larry Hatch <larry.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 01:39:44 -0800
>Subject: Re: Dr. Mack On NY Times Article

>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 23:04:12 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Dr. Mack On NY Times Article

>>>From: Will Bueche <info.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:28:11 -0500
>>>Subject: Dr. Mack On NY Times Article

>>>Dr. John Mack would like everyone to know that the
>>>paraphrasing of his position in the following paragraph
>>>from last Sunday's New York Times --

>>>which is reprinted at Dr. Mack's site for your convenience:


>>>-- is not entirely perfect.


>>>We thought the article was very good.

>>Sorry Will, but this sounds all too much like political spin

>>Can John Mack speak plainly to the issues, or not?


>Hello Dick:

>It sounds like totally typical John Mack to me. I wasn't far
>into his noted book 'Abduction' before my head (and stomach)
>started to spin.

>A Third Zone of reality? What's the second one?

>What I see is a man who cannot bring himself to say that (some)
>people are simply seeing things that aren't there.

>What's more, I suspect that Mack believes his own BS!  Hey!
>Here's your brain. (crack... splat... splutter...) Here's your
>brain on Mack.

>None of this should reflect on cases which may have a genuine,
>if unproven physical (objective) basis, I'm not addressing that
>now. What I see is a good, intelligent man, who has lapsed into
>mysticism to the point where reality and fantasy intrude on one
>another like two flavors of melting ice cream. This just revolts


I couldn't agree more with what you say here. Mack, whom I met
and interacted with a little at the M.I.T. symposium,
undoubtedly is a very nice man, and I think he was persecuted by
his peers over taking abduction reports seriously. But he lost
me very quickly (intellectually speaking) when he lapsed into
New Age jargon and, as you say, (Eastern) mysticism. His mindset
colors his entire approach to research.

 - Dick

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