From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:43:44 -0500 Archived: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:27:35 -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. I found this quote from an interview earlier this year with Jeffrey Kripal (head of the religious studies department at Rice University, writer of Authors of the Impossible, a recent University of Chicago Press booklength examination of Fort, Vallee, and others). Prof. Kripal is speaking of what I call experience anomalies, also decrying intellectuals' failure to come to grips with such extraordinary-encounter claims: "I am saying that you cannot read genuine paranormal events as simply subjective occurrences, as 'anecdotes' - talk about an intellectual cop-out or sleight of hand! - but neither can you read them as stable, predictable, replicable, measurable things 'out there,' unrelated to subjective states of consciousness. They are both subjective and objective. Or, if you prefer, they are neither." Jerry Clark 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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