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Re: Debunking In The Darkness

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 13:52:08 +0100
Archived: Tue, 06 May 2008 09:36:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Debunking In The Darkness

>Source: Robert Barrow's Blog


>Debunkers. You know who you are and, even better, we know who
>you are. You're the folks who consistently gather before an
>anxious public every time a UFO sighting occurs because you want
>to flash your impressive credentials. Because you firmly believe
>your professional status gives you license - lacking even the
>bare minimum of facts about a case - to tell people they're
>only seeing meteorites or birds or balloons or clouds or sun
>dogs or conventional aircraft. Or unconventional conventional
>aircraft. Your status as self-proclaimed UFO explainers-away
>feels good, doesn't it?

That reference to qualified or academic types recalled a science
item from last year: "Liberals More Likely Than Conservatives To
Break From Habitual Responses, Study Finds" at:


Last year had immediately thought that was a false premise, that
the correlation was there but it really meant (IMHO)
"Free-thinkers are more likely to see the unexpected than
dogmatic types" - i.e that there's nothing specifically political

Because earlier armchair research showed sharp differences of
perceptions in the 'new brain' (cerebrum - logic, empathy,
consciousness), compared with the 'old brain' or 'lizard brain'
(inc. cerebellum - learned routines, 'instincts', fear, hatred

So added a conclusion to a piece on 'consciousness' -
"formalizing or 'professionalizing' any of these abilities will
immediately put them under the control of the old brain's
cerebellum... [and]... might be responsible for colder, more
selfish attitudes displayed by professionals and academics".

Already had separate evidence from Professor Arthur Ellison's
experiments: of having a bowl of flowers magnetically 'floated'
sometime during his lectures and checking which of the audience
noticed. The skeptics just couldn't see it happening - right
before their eyes.

Maybe this all needs linking-up - that dogmatic types _and_
those trotting out formally learned responses simply aren't
capable of seeing unexpected phenomena or of thinking logically
about such things.


Ray D

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