From: David Cherniack <davidc.nul> Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:56:11 -0500 Archived: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:13:07 -0500 Subject: Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point >From: Emma Woods <e.woods33.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:43:07 -0800 (PST) >Subject: Re: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point >>From: David Cherniack <davidc.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:46:57 -0500 >>Subject: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point >>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. >If Dr. Jacobs had, in fact, asked my permission to implant >hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD (which he did >not), it would still have been reprehensible conduct by him as a >researcher. Even if I had given him permission to do such thing >to me (which I did not), it would not in any way alter the fact >that it was a gross violation of researcher ethics. It seems to me that if Jacobs did this under hypnosis without any prior discussion or knowledge on your part, as you clearly stated to me and I assume others, in a mass e-mail, then it would clearly be egregious ethical behaviour. If, on the other hand, it was discussed ahead of time, as he submits, then I'd say that your claim of "gross violation of researcher ethics" would be rather weak, especially so by your false claim that that you did not know in advance. If the tape does indeed show a conversation with intent prior to the beginning of hypnosis then that may well be why you don't wish to release the full tape, not any contemplated legal action. By publicly releasing brief clips that support your version, as well as sending your allegations to all and sundry, including his employer, you've most certainly damaged the man's reputation and career. This may be justifiable, again, if you did not discuss the intent the implanting of the suggestion in advance. If you did, Jacobs may well have a legal case against you. It is true that this is instance specific and leaves aside the wider, but greyer, issue of the conscious or unconscious misuse of authority in the researcher subject relationship... as well as many other burning issues in abduction research... but that's almost a given in any hierarchical relationship and no set of rules or protocols, not even the most altruistic intentions, will prevent it from happening now and then. But unless someone is mentally incapacitated, or irresistible coercion on the part of the researcher can be demonstrated, he or she has to bear some responsibility for going along with any suggested process. One just can't say, I was vulnerable and his authority made me do it. In fact the campaign you've mounted certainly would argue against your being mentally incapacitated or easily persuaded simply by authority. Of your anguish there can be no doubt and I would hope that David Jacobs will soon release his full version along with the full recording of the session - for you to do that, would probably require his permission, now that you've explained that he gave you the copies - so the court of public opinion can weigh in on the full story, and you can move on, either with your legal action, or with your life, which, by every indication, appears to be on long-term hold. All in One Films 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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