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Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

From: Michael Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 14:07:35 -0500
Archived: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:30:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

>Maybe, you should consult with a shaman or psychotherapist
>before proceeding with your research. And, as I recommended
>possibly contacting Dr. Rick Strassman (www.rickstrassman.com)
>or accessing the government website for information regarding
>Informed Consent Form.

>I was hoping the above would be seen as helpful not being
>critical of your wanting to do the research.

>Just because someone wants to provide information doesn't
>mean you should take advantage of their desire to do so.

While I am a fan of Strassman's work, and of the principle of
informed consent, Strassman's research involved injecting people
with a powerful psychedelic (DMT) in an institutional setting.

A survey, essentially asking questions and receiving answers, in
no way should be seen as requiring the type of formal paperwork
and review as a study like Strassman's. A survey is simply a
survey or information gathering exercise people will voluntarily
contribute to.

I don't understand why you think any sort of consent form is
necessary here=E2=80=93people who provide data are doing so willingly,
and the researchers are not responsible for their well-being.

Michael M. Hughes

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