From: John Harney <magonia.nul> Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:55:20 +0100 Archived: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 15:47:17 -0400 Subject: Re: Alien Abductions - Lucid Dreams? >From: Terrence Brown <mrbrownsdi.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:16:34 -0400 >Subject: Re: Alien Abductions - Lucid Dreams? >>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:19:45 +0100 >>Subject: Alien Abductions - Lucid Dreams? >>http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/313447 >>a study claims to show that alien abductions may be lucid >>dreams. >I doubt this is a legitimate scientific enterprise (certainly the >group is not affiliated with UCLA, as the press release claims). >Some considerations: >There are zero pages on the UCLA cite that mention the Out of >Body Research Center or experiment author Michael Raduga. >Raduga has no scientific credentials or a university degree of >any kind. In a forum on his site he admits, "I had interrupted my >education in university (law and managment) some years ago when >started teaching people OBE. But I feel myself like a free >scientist. And I use scientific view as much as posible. This is >only right way to bring this field on new level." <snip> >Finally, this experiment started only three weeks ago, yet the >results are described as "proof", despite not being published in >a journal of any kind. They used PR Web instead. >My blog post has links for these assertions. >http://tinyurl.com/3wqo55w A lucid dream is one in which the dreamer knows that he/she is dreaming and usually can actually influence the content of the dream. Thus the dream could be about anything, and if the dream was about an alien abduction, the subject would thus know that it was only a dream. The information about Raduga shows that one must be careful when seeking information to ensure that the writers are properly qualified and know what they are writing about. On the other hand, we should also be cautious of research carried out by scientists and academics in order to be satisfied that they are not oversimplifying the problems thay are investigating. For example, there are the pscychologists who claim that most of, or even all, UFO abduction experiences can be attributed to sleep paralysis, even though some abductees claim to have been driving cars or engaged in some activity in which suddenly falling asleep could have possibly fatal results. John Harney 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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