From: Tyler Kokjohn <TKOKJO.nul> Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:37:08 -0700 Archived: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:01:51 -0500 Subject: Re: Refuting The Hopkins Jacobs Mack Synthesis >From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:13:08 -0500 >Subject: Refuting The Hopkins Jacobs Mack Synthesis Mr. Gelinas - Thank you so much for this well-researched and magnificently thought provoking response. I hope it stimulates a productive conversation. http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2011/feb/m12-007.shtml Like you, I note that many underlying explanatory rationales for alien abductions seem intrinsically weak and readily undermined. But even sound, documented arguments do not automatically carry the day. One problem is that skeptics are in a bad position (logically) because it can be so challenging to prove a negative assertion in a simple, rigorous sense. Although you may demonstrate they are unlikely, lacking hard evidence it can be virtually impossible to completely falsify some hypotheses. Scientific intuition tells me the claims of Dr. David Jacobs and Mr. Budd Hopkins in particular have grown far beyond anything the existing objective evidence supports. However, that remains nothing more than my personal opinion and the debate could continue forever. But, there may be a way out of this dilemma. A particular class of abductee, those allegedly impregnated or used as incubators for human-alien hybrid entities, offers a potentially rich source of hard genetic evidence. During pregnancy, DNA and cells from the unborn child become incorporated into the mother. Remarkably, the fetal cells may persist in the mother for decades after the pregnancy ends (Science 296:2169-2172, 21 June 2002). In principle, if the hypotheses are correct, some female abductees must harbor physical evidence of alien hybrids. Because these cells are long-lived, investigators can simply re- contact some past research subjects to begin experiments (after the required IRB approvals are obtained). No one need capture an entity or await other happenstance to uncover some hard evidence. If the hypotheses of Dr. Jacobs and Mr. Hopkins are correct, telltale genetic evidence should be recoverable. Perhaps they or a new generation of abduction researchers will now take on this challenge and reveal some facts surrounding the alien abduction mystery. Again, many thanks for your thoughts and efforts. You taught this professor something and I am grateful for it. Best wishes, Tyler Kokjohn 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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