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Re: Solved Abduction Cases

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 09:16:50 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 22:01:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases

There's much more to this Lifton business than Peter B. or
Martin Kottmeyer knows. Lifton knows quite a bit about
abductions....read on to see why.

> From: Peregrine Mendoza <101653.2205@compuserve.com> [Peter
> Brookesmith]
> Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases
> Sender: Peregrine Mendoza <101653.2205@compuserve.com>
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

> The Duke of Mendoza present his compliments.

> The following paper may be of interest to those who remember where
> this thread started - with the matter of whether any abduction
> cases in the literature had been solved.

> It comes from:
> http://www.reall.org/newsletter/

> Enjoy, and ponder!

> Yours &c
> Patacake D. Masterbaker
> Mince Pie

> ---------------------------------

> REALL News, Vol 3 No 7 (July 1995)


> Martin Kottmeyer

> Frankly, Lifton's stance shows no deep
> acquaintance with the abduction phenomenon. It is rooted entirely
> in a paper by Nicholas Humphrey and Daniel C. Dennett titled
> "Speaking for Our Selves: An Assessment of Multiple Personality
> Disorder" (Occasional Paper # 8, Center on Violence and Human
> Survival, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: The City
> University of New York).

[much snipped]

> What is amusing here is not so much that Lifton was wrong, but
> that he didn't care enough about the abduction phenomenon to give
> it more than a few seconds' thought. Lifton, after all, was truly
> into bigger business. Protean adaptations are something all of us
> encounter in people we know, perhaps even in ourselves. Abductees
> are a fringe phenomenon which matter to a tiny percentage of
> people. Contrary to the visionary in Intruders, he blatantly
> doesn't consider them the most significant development in man's
> history. They rate half a paragraph, which sounds about right for
> a Yale man. I can certainly respect that.

Lifton and Budd Hopkins are long-time friends. They've talked
about abductions at great length.

Which doesn't mean Lifton holds Budd's view of the subject. I do
understand that Lifton prefers not to comment at any length on it
in public.

Greg Sandow

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