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Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?

From: Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:27:59 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 14:30:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?

More compliments of the Duke to Greg & all--

>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?
>Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 22:27:33 -0500

>The C-section issue came up when Alvin Lawson suggested that
>alleged abduction memories were really memories of birth. One of
>the many arguments against him was that no abductees could have
>been born with C-sections.

My turn for picky correction. Al Lawson maintained, as I recall, at
one point that he could tell the difference between a naturally
born abductee and a C-sectioned one, from their abduction
narratives, and that this checked out when the medical records were

Possibly this is discussed in the papers--greatly developed
versions of his original ones on hypnosis and birth memory--on
his website, whose URL unfortunately I don't have (try

>(The other one, of course, was that
>nobody has ever proved that anyone remembers being born.)

No one has ever _proved_ anyone remembers anything, least of all
being abducted. And the notion of birth memory is a good deal
subtler than that. Not that I buy the Lawson thesis, but let's
be fair to the man.

One of the most frustrating, and in my view most revealing,
things about Lawson's research into "real" and "false"
abductions, in which he maintained that abductees and
non-abductees produced strikingly similar stories under
hypnosis, is that while many were called to rage against it--not
always reasonably--none were called to repeat the experiment(s)
in a manner that took criticisms into account. A caricaturist
would say Believers were frightened to, and Disbelievers thought
they didn't have to. Oh, dear.

best wishes
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