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Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 09:22:33 -0500
Archived: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:01:23 -0500
Subject: Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified


>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 16:53:40 +0000
>Subject: Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified Debilitating?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:07:16 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified Debilitating?

>>>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2008 22:34:08 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified Debilitating?

>>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 09:06:41 -0500
>>>>Subject: Re: Should UFO Abduction Be Classified Debilitating?
>>>And you, Jerry, know better than to imply suggest that I think
>>>all abduction accounts come from hypnotic regression. Or is it,
>>>as John Velez suggests, that the cold weather's getting to you,
>>>too?

>>Please read my words above. In case you missed them, they read:

>>"John... knows better." And I was right. Next time, perhaps more
>>artful construction of a sentence - and we're all guilty of
>>inartful expression from time to time - would alleviate
>>unnecessary prose.

>So what exactly _are_ you asserting? That I do know better, but
>I am making the assertion (that all abduction experiences are
>the result of hypnotic regression) in order to receive approving
>pats on the back from fellow convention-guardians?

>Or that I do know better but am making the assertion in order to
>drop a "stale potato into the stew simply because he was bored
>one day"?

Sigh. All of this rhetorical air expelled (and the rest clipped
from this post so as not to test Listfolk patience) in order not
to answer a simple question. To wit, third time around:

Why do you believe, and on what specific evidence, that
hypnotically derived testimony has - presumably misleadingly -
shaped notions of how the abduction phenomenon is perceived by
experients and understood by others?

I guess my genuine curiosity - on a subject, incidentally, on
which I have thoughts of my own and which, at least in my
opinion, bears discussing - will go unsatisfied.


Jerry Clark



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