Re: [LeftLibertarian2] Re: Alien abductions
- I don't completely disagree. Without independent lines of evidence, it seems far less likely. Since you believe there are independent lines of evidence (namely, that UFO sightings are that evidence), it's not surprising that you'd take that view and not unreasonable.Back to abductions, though. There are other possibilities that would not make them dream-like experiences. One is that something is being done to these people, but by other people. And I don't mean something like a brutal rape leading to some sort of constructed memory. I mean something along the lines of, say, a government agency or a private group running experiments. And while I'm just offering this as a possibility -- one I don't believe -- it seems it would have more independent evidence backing it. After all, I think everyone would agree that governments and even private groups have carried out what we would consider unethical experiments.Regards,Dan
From: Jeff Olson <jlolson53@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [LeftLibertarian2] Re: Alien abductions
Well, one's view of the possibility of abductions hinges, as always, on one's "belief premises."Since I believe there is an ET presence here, that opens up the possibility of various behaviors, including field biology-type operations. If your premise is no-ET presence, then of course abductions are a non-starter.I'm agnostic about the so-called abduction phenomenon because - unlike for UFOs - hard evidence, or evidence of any sort, appears to be almost entirely lacking. But then I haven't looked into it much, so I don't know for sure.JOOn Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Dan <dan_ust@...> wrote:Well, they often believe they've been really abducted by aliens -- or by non-human beings. I think that's almost certainly not the case.I also don't think it's impossible for people to have similar nightmares or other mental states. And dreams and dreamlike states seem to have very similar formal features -- such as intense perceptions, uncertain time, jumbling of the order of events, geography, and identity, and intense emotions or feelings. (In fact, much recent dream research has focused on the formal similarities and ignored the content because the latter has been, it seems, mostly a dead end in understanding what's going on here.)One must also be aware, too, that in a large population, there will be many coincidences. If ten people claim they were abducted in last month out of a population of twenty, I'd say that's strong evidence for some event happening to all of them. But if the same ten are ten out of a population of millions, then we do have to wonder about coincidence as opposed to external cause, no?
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