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Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 16:49:26 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 10:26:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

With the Duke's compliments:

>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality
>Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 00:15:42 -0500

Greg wondered, about the "tiny details" of Jacobs's
subjects' medical procedures and equipment, as reported:

> ...So when you say you don't know what
>these details are, the first question has to be,
>"Why didn't you ask?"

Because, in the time available from my learning of them (not
early in the writing schedule), there wasn't time to deal
with them properly--as I already said. Especially given the
detail I would have been after (also listed previously).

This is not a short job I am proposing, even supposing Jacobs's
co-operation would be forthcoming to such as I. Merely
mentioning said details would merely have added to the row of
unsubstantiated claims with which abductology is replete, and my
comment would have amounted to a shrug. Why waste the space? I
left out plenty of claims that I *could* have dismantled,
without the extra work (such as about 75 per cent of Hopkins's
"Witnessed"), as it was.

I find the question above mystifying, but maybe we are talking
at cross purposes. I do know enough of the details to know where
to start investigating them, and I think that's more than most,
including many pro-abduction commentators. When I said "most
people even inside abductology don't know what these 'details'
are except in the most general terms" I was suggesting no more
than that. Why hasn't anyone else asked? Maybe, like me, they've
had other things to do. I can even imagine some True Believers
not wanting to ask. I can imagine pop-eyed Disbelievers waving
their hands and rolling their eyes. Why are you asking me? I had
a book to write and I wrote it, and there are a score or two of
other major items there was neither time nor space to address
that would, nonetheless, have contributed to the discussion.
Tough tittie. Such is life.

best, but bemused, wishes
Priscianus D. Monophone
White Rabbit

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