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Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 23:20:19 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 16:59:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?



>Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 12:13:34 -0800
>From: Judith Dale <judithdale@earthlink.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Premature Birth & Abduction?

>At one point, during my long years of nursing, I did work in the
>field of childbirth. I can attest to the fact that babies born
>under optimal conditions, are quite alert and interactive with
>their environment. Indeed, there has been a mountain of research
>done to determine just how alert and aware newborns are. The
>data reveals that a healthy non drug affected newborn is very
>alert, interacting with, and learning from his/her environment
>from the moment of birth. Now, given that a newborn doesn't have
>any verbal constructs, or frame of reference for his/her
>experiences, any memories are laid down visually, tactilely,
>auditorily, and bio chemically within the neuronal structures of
>the brain. I don't think the problem is that we don't remember
>what happened when we were being born, so much as, no one really
>knows how to access those memories. Even older infants and very
>young children have memories that we have trouble accessing,
>simply because the memories are pre-verbal. I see this obstacle
>constantly in the work that I do now with disturbed adolescents.
>Many of them of histories of horrendous abuse in infancy and
>young childhood, yet cannot access these memories verbally.
>However, it is painfully clear to those of us working with these
>kids, that this abuse has left much evidence of trauma reflected
>in their behaviors and emotions. I don't think the issue of a
>birth being premature, or by C-section would make much
>difference.

<more snipped>

>Let's get down to brass tacks here. Why is it happening? What if
>anything, do we need to do to respond? Is it a threat to our
>well-being as humans? Although, I must say, I believe we are so
>much of a threat to ourselves, that an "alien" threat doesn't
>seem much worse to me.

>Judith Dale

Judith, you worried about being long-winded, but I thought your
post was wonderfully humane. Some folks might get after you for
not being "scientific," but there's more to life than science.
Things like sensitivity, decency, and compassion are, to put it
mildly, very important, and those you seem to have in spades, as
well as a good eye for what goes on around you.

Thanks for your comments!

Greg Sandow


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