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Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

From: Cathy Reason <CathyM.nul>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 18:46:46 -0000
Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 08:00:12 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'


>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:36:36 +0000
>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

There's no way I can let this one go.

>At least psychological and psychiatric research has far better
>standards than anything used by alien abduction researchers
>(hypnosis over the phone - gasp of horror, naming no names).

This is laughable, given the degree of conceptual muddle which
prevails in psychological research (the confused understanding
of "operationalization" which is exactly the reverse of what
Bridgeman intended, the subjectivity and lack of rigor in the
interpretation of evidence, the regurgitation of paradigmatic
assumptions in the guise of "experimental" data); and the
appalling standards of methodology which have afflicted
psychiatry for decades (lack of control groups, clinical
judgements based on opinion instead of evidence, the dominance
of pseudoscientific fads such as psychoanalysis).

I have no experience Of Abduction Research, So I Can't Comment
On Its Deficiencies one way or the other. But anyone who is
claiming some special quality for psychological and psychiatric
research is selling snake oil.


Cathy



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