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Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

From: John W. Ratcliff <jratcliff@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:12:01 -0600
Fwd Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 11:40:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality


>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 09:52:20 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

Kevin wrote about many problems with hypnosis <snipped> and then
continued with this commentary about memory:

>No, she would understand the difference in what is being
>discussed here. Psychologist Ulric Neisser had an opportunity to
>study "flashbulb" memories, those memories of important events
>like the Kennedy assassination or the Challenger explosion. He
>gave his freshman students a short questionnaire the day after
>the Challenger exploded asking about where they were when they
>heard, what they were doing. Three years later he gave those
>same students, now seniors, the same questionnaire with a
>single, additional question. How accurate to you believe your
>memories to be? According to the research, a quarter of the
>students had no memories that were accurate. In one case a
>student said he had been home with his parents when it was clear
>he was away from home at college.

>When confronted with the inaccuracy of these memories, the
>students argued with them, even though they had provided the
>original information within hours of the event. One student
>said, "I still remember everything happening the way I told you.
>I can't help it." She was defending the memories that were
>clearly an invention of her own mind about the event.

How ironic Kevin, I have never read a more effective debunking
of Roswell 'witness' testimony than your own words above.

John W. Ratcliff

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