From: Jeff Ritzmann <jeff.ritzmann.nul> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:51:45 -0400 Archived: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:30:42 -0400 Subject: Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:38:36 -0500 >Subject: Re: Again The ETH Is A Scam >From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 23:01:09 EDT >Subject: Again The ETH Is A Scam >I'm sorry if I go against the grain again regarding the ETH. >I wrote an article about how bogus this theory was and got >trying to save the Earth. <snip> >The post goes on in this vein for some paragraphs, though it >never becomes clear what its point is. It is clear, however, >that it's not about the ETH. >ETH stands for "Extraterrestrial Hypothesis". To contactees, >whose claims comprise the bulk of the target here, there is no >"hypothesis" related to ETs. There is only certainty. Nor are >there UFOs, because the flying objects have been identified as >spaceships piloted by angelic beings. That is why the religious- >studies scholar J. Gordon Melton has written that flying saucers >are one thing, UFOs another. >The ETH is a speculative inference - an implicit acknowledgement >of tentativeness and uncertainty - which some ufologists have >drawn from UFO reports, not from contactee stories. Jerry Do you define "contactees" as those who have alien encounter experiences i.e. medical procedures, implants, hybridization, etc... or are you referring to contactees in the sense of Meier, or Adamski and their ilk? The former definition's info and stance of certainty is largely garnered from the demonstrably faulty and irresponsibly employed "hypnotic regression therapy" - many of those having the experience who've not subscribed to such hypnotically retrieved garbage, do not see this as ET. Granted, they do not make up the bulk of accounts. Unfortunately the junk pseudo psychology (if one could even call it that) has permeated this area of the subject and painted a woefully inaccurate picture of the experience. Jeff Ritzmann Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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