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Re: Hopkins & Jacobs

From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 07:15:59 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:31:13 -0500
Subject: Re: Hopkins & Jacobs

>From: Michael M. Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:58:57 -0500
>Subject: Re: Hopkins & Jacobs

>Perhaps many are throwing out the hybrid baby with the embryo-
>tank bathwater here....


>Either/or doesn't work for me here. What I see is a
>pattern groundbreaking work is done, that work becomes a
>commodity, then the early investigators become "authorities" and
>find power and all its seductive charms hard to resist. This is
>similar to what happens to spiritual leaders (the guru trap).

>I welcome the recent insights into the questionable actions of
>key players in abduction research. And though they give the
>subject a black eye (a large, inverted teardrop shaped black eye
>at that), that doesn't mean it's time to throw out everything.
>It's time for asking serious, hard questions and sorting things

I hear you Michael.

If any of the conclusions of Hopkins, Jacobs, Mack and others
are in any part true, then the abductees need rescue, and the
abductors need to be stopped.

But what exactly are we dealing with here? No one knows for

We've gazed at the greys. We've dreamed the reams. We've even
experienced the experiencer's experiences.

Is there really a 'standard abduction experience'? Or do we
accept as 'canon' the multitude of types of aliens and contacts?
(You can get an idea of the many types by checking out the
encyclopedic works of smarter folks than me, like Jerry Clark,
et al.)

Once we decide what we're talking about, what standards do we
use to support the subjects and to interpret the interviews?

Since we're talking about research involving human beings, we
need standards which respect all the rights of those
participating: We must first do no harm. We must have ethics. We
must have real peer-review.

And this is the very point that stops the ethical researchers.
This point creates an ethical dilemma for those who want to
continue and don't know how to resolve the matter. As we've
seen, with Hopkins and Jacobs, there were compromises and the
abductees were made to suffer more.

But the situation can be resolved, while protecting the sources
from harm, through the trustworthy methods we already know.

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