From: David Cherniack <davidc.nul> Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:46:57 -0500 Archived: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:12:06 -0500 Subject: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point I normally do not post to this List as I don't care for contact sports and even if I could avoid them I really don't have much time to piss away responding to most of what passes for debate on all InterNet Lists, everywhere. Nevertheless in what appears to me as a rush by some to judge David Jacobs I've noticed there is a salient point that's being missed. So in the interests moderating what I feel is an injudicious piling on by many, especially those in the UFO/Paranormal 'journalism' field I've decided do a one-time breaking of my no-post policy. I will not get into the ontology of the abduction experience or the overall ethics issues in the methods and practices of contemporary abduction research. Both are subjects for books, or in my case, films... long films. I'll confine myself to the specific ethics issue that seems to be at the crux of 'Emma Woods' allegations. She alleges that without her prior knowledge David Jacobs gave her post-hypnotic suggestions that she suffered from MPD in an attempt to throw hostile alien hybrids off his track. To support her claims, she has released highly abbreviated clip(s) from the hypnosis session. What seems to be forgotten amid the cries of foul that have ensued, is that, in the one statement he has released, he says that they talked about doing this in advance and she was a complicit party to the ruse. If true, she really has only the slimmest ethical grounds for complaint, and it's dubious, to say the least: that he used his position of authority to convince her to do something that was against her best interests. However that would be offset by her false allegation that she was an unwitting victim. And the all-out campaign she has waged would support his thoughts that she probably suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. On the other hand he has released nothing yet to support his counter claim. His lack of action may be for a number of reasons. from ethical to technical to legal but it shouldn't be assumed that it's because he's guilty of manipulating 'Emma Woods' without her knowledge. So until 'Emma Woods' releases the full unedited recording of the session from hello to goodbye (third party names redacted), or David Jacobs does the same, reasonable people should hold off from fitting him for a rope neck tie. And everyone here is reasonable, right? All in One Films Visit the new site: http://www.allinonefilms.com/ 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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