From: John W. Ratcliff <email@example.com> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org >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 ---------------------------------------------------------------- "I'd go to hell before I'd believe in a god who would send me to hell for not believing in him."
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