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Re: Third Kingdom Experiences

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:54:11 -0500
Archived: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 14:52:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Third Kingdom Experiences


>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:46:40 +0100
>Subject: Third Kingdom Experiences [was: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction
>Case]

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:12:36 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>It reminds me of physicist Sir William Crookes, president of the
>Royal Society and paranormal investigator who in 1874, when
>challenged by sceptics, said: "I didn't say it was possible, I
>just said it happened"

Stanislaw Lem, the great Polish writer of philosophical science
fiction, once remarked that it doesn't matter if something is
impossible; if it happened, it happened.

Lem, by the way, wrote some marvelous fiction whose theme is the
immense difficulty human beings have in grappling with reports
of anomalies and the paranormal. I recommend in particular his
novel The Investigation, which - along with John Fowles's A
Maggot - may be the best literary treatment of the subject
available in English (or, in Lem's case, English translation).

The problem is that when we hear of extraordinary experiences,
our first instinct is to try to explain them when it should be
to try to understand them.


Jerry Clark



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