From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:30:31 +0000 Archived: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:25:53 -0500 Subject: Re: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs >From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:16:28 +0000 (GMT) >Subject: Re: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs >>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <ufo-updates-list.nul> >>Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2011 10:49:12 -0500 >>Subject: UFO UpDate: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs >>I've been slow in catching up on hard-copy of late... and >>unfortunately have been tardy in getting to Bullard's latest, >>kindly sent to me by Editor in Chief: Michael Briggs. >>Jerry Clark's review, below, from the dust-jacket sums up >>another must-have book for the seriously interested... >>ebk >>Source: University Press Of Kansas >>http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/bulmyt.html >>October 2010 >>The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs >>Thomas E. Bullard >>University Press Of Kansas >>ISBN 987-0-7006-1729-6 >Readers may also be interested in Peter Rogerson's review on the >Magonia Review of Books blog: >http://pelicanist.blogspot.com/2010/11/thomas-e-bullard.html John: I liked your review of the book because it pointed out the good and bad aspects of Bullard's approach. But, here comes the but... in response to this paragraph: "The problem is that without the cultural structure of the ETH or its more esoteric cousins there is little reason to require the existence of a unitary UFO phenomenon. That, of course, does not automatically imply that all UFO reports are ultimately generated by well-catalogued and understood environmental or psychological/neurological processes, indeed such a view would imply that we know everything there is to know about ourselves and our environment. It does however suggest that really puzzling UFO reports might be generated by lots of different things." In my recent reading of neurological studies, or lack of studies related to UFO research, I found a few articles reassuring the public that people who experienced the abduction phenomena were not crazy or suffering from a psychosis. However, no one has done any neurological studies of individuals claiming to have experienced an abduction. This weekend I took note of Clue #3. That is, many times the "abduction" experience runs in families. I wondered if there was a genetic predisposition to altered states. And, I use the term altered states to mean both an external and internal generated phenomena. (See Sunday's interview on Coast to Coast AM with Dr. David Perlmutter and his discussion of genetic traits in families.) Along those same lines, I wondered if something in the environment triggered an altered state where a highly strange event was reported. I further wondered if individuals claiming abduction should have an MRI or CAT. Just to see what is happening to the brain. Plus, chemical panels testing for... I haven't decided yet what that panel would consist of. Still thinking and sharing. I welcome any input from anyone else who has been thinking outside the box of orthodox UFO research. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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