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Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:42:31 +0100
Archived: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:45:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case


>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:07:39 EST
>Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case

>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:32:40 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Sakulich And The Betty & Barney Hill Case

<snip>

>>Second, the critique made against Budd Hopkins and others of
>>influencing witnesses under hypnosis and of being unethical, can
>>be made againt Dr Simon, the eminent professional, in the first
>>place. That's exacly what he did!

>Remember that there is a difference between a researcher and a
>therapist, which is why there often comes a point where research
>and therapy collide. Simon was there as a therapist so that his
>methodology and his goals were different than those of the
>researcher. He did nothing unethical in his work as a therapist.


Kevin, Kathy Kasten and all,

Yes, of course, but this brings another remark. Dr Simon could
not accept the idea that their story might be true, and he had
to consider them as people suffering of a mental disorder, that
he had to try to cure. It was his role, his duty, as a
psychiatrist, and he thought he was right to try to influence
them under hypnosis. I think it's known in psychiatry as "folie
=E0 deux".

So, exit the abduction story.

Well, I don't think it has exited at all.  And the fact that
there were already tales of abductions in science-fiction seems
to me a very, very weak argument. BTW, some skeptics, notably in
France, use the same argument to discard all ufology. For them,
all flying saucers come from SF...

And what about the idea that SF stories of alien saucers and
abductions were born out of real events? Maybe Kathy Kasten will
like that idea?


Gildas Bourdais





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