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Re: The Alien Abduction Story & Non-Physical

From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:39:59 -0400
Archived: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 08:51:28 -0400
Subject: Re: The Alien Abduction Story & Non-Physical


From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
To: ufoupdates.nul
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:38:43 +0000
Subject: Re: The Alien Abduction Story & Non-Physical Reality


>It is true that there have been third party witnesses. But by
>your own reasoning how can you so readily dismiss Persinger's
>theory? I happen to agree with you that it is hogwash, but in
>the Anything is Possible world-view how can you exclude it? They
>may even be non-corporeal nth dimensional demons.

I have carefully considered Persinger's theories. I have read
his books. I have looked at his statistics. I find his work
unconvincing. I'm not making fun of him for thinking as he does,
or trying to have any serious discussion of his work excluded
from this List by fiat or ridicule. If someone asks me about his
work I give them my opinion, but suggest they read the books
themselves.

I'm not sure why you think my belief that there could be
parallel evolutionary cycles in earth's past equates with an
'Anything is Possible world-view'. I was trained as a biologist
and worked as one in my early career, and I have a better than
average understanding of evolutionary theories. We have a large
number of examples of parallel and convergent evolution right in
front of us in nature. So it is not just possible, it has
definitely happened, and many times. Similar environmental
conditions will produce similar creatures to fill specific
niches in the ecosystem. So the idea that bipedal humanoids
could evolve more than once is not an off-beat, pseudoscientific
notion at all. It is good, sound science.

Remember, the first thing you are taught in science is '"absence
of evidence is not evidence of absence'.


Bob Shell



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