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Re: Hopkins & Jacobs

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 20:13:37 -0500
Archived: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:00:22 -0500
Subject: Re: Hopkins & Jacobs


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:07:55 -0400
>Subject: Re: Hopkins & Jacobs

<snip>

>This retro hypnotherapy goes back twenty to thirty years and
>was a new field. There were no experts back then and precious
>few now. I'd much rather see some real science about this, not
>pronouncements from the >witchdoctors.

I think the science shows fairly clearly that hypnosis is
subject to serious problems, and is often not reliable.
Citations can be found in a number of areas, but I'm not
advocating throwing out the entire technique.

>Let's not forget that psychiatry is not a science and has
>unprovable tenents; theories abound but no hard facts. The
>process of accumulation and elimination seems to be the rule
>rather than anything definitive.

I think part of the problem here is that neither Jacobs, nor
Hopkins, were trained psychiatrists, so I'm not sure that even
comes into play here. Perhaps some questions that should be
asked are coming to the surface, but does that justify throwing
out the body of research they've generated?

<snip>

>I've had some people come to me over the years with their
>experiences, each person having more to lose than gain from the
>telling of their stories. None of them were regressed.

I know that you aren't saying this Don, but It's a mistake to
believe that the entire field of abduction research rests on
hypnotic regression.

There are several multiple abduction cases, including one
Australian case involving multiple individuals in multiple cars
along a highway. Marks on the bodies of alleged abductees, not
to mention marks on the ground left by something that allegedly
landed there, remain part of this mystery.



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