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Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:46:11 -0600
Archived: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 11:08:35 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:10:31 -0400
>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

>>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:30:32 +0000
>>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

<snip>

>Psychosocial ufology is just another bullshit term the skeptics
>made up in the UK some years ago. It has no provenance.

Hi, Don,

As I have had occasion to remark in the past, psychosocial
ufology amounts to an entirely predictable psychosocial response
to the UFO phenomenon.

In fact, PSH ufology, the creation of amateur psychologists and
amateur sociologists, is in practice little different from
debunking as usual. Now open in their adulation for the likes
of Philip J. Klass (genius _and_ moral arbiter, we are to
believe), they have largely abandoned the pretense of being up
to much of anything else.

Well, perhaps in fairness, one must note a single difference:
PSH rhetoric is ordinarily less crude than Klass's was. That's
because it bears a certain resemblance - as befits the liberal-
arts majors and librarians who comprise its
psychosocial/demographic core - to literary criticism.


Jerry Clark



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