From: Eugene Frison <cthulhu_calls.nul> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:21:36 -0500 Archived: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:06:24 -0400 Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:52:26 -0400 >Subject: Re: Ufology and Psychiatry - Summary >>From: David Rudiak<drudiak.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:29:10 -0700 >>Subject: Re: Ufology and Psychiatry - Summary >>>From: Eugene Frison<cthulhu_calls.nul> >>>To:<post.nul> >>>Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:01:05 -0500 >>>Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary >>>>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul> >>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul> >>>>Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:51:34 +0100 >>>>Subject: Ufology And Psychiatry Summary >>>>I hope, in future, that anyone thinking of accepting _any_ >>>>dictum from the psychiatry/psychology camp would think again. >>>>Their words are about as reliable as politicians' promises - and >>>>IMHO for the same reason: they are self-interested professional >>>>liars (or fools, of course). >>>This statement displays the same miserbly shallow understanding >>>of Psychiatry and Psychology as your posts did regarding your >>>understanding of the physiology and functioning of the eye and >>>brain in the human perception process (so much more accurately >>>described by David Rudiak) earlier on. >>I suspect Ray belongs to the European postmodernist movement, >>which drove my youngest son berserk when he was at Oxford >>(apparently the universities there are overrun with >>postmodernists). Basically it is a form of nihilism, arguing >>that there is no absolute knowledge, all knowledge is >>interpretation filtered through our minds, therefore (in the >>most extreme versions), absolutely nothing can be trusted and >>there are no truths. >The inability of scientists to recognize the limitations of >their own knowledge, etc. is what I remember from many of Ray's >contributions. I think you may be misrepresenting him a bit. Is >this a manifestation of inattentional blindness? Indirect >realism? It is a direct and blunt reaction to an outrageously dumb remark that called anyone who gave either psychology or psychiatry an iota of respect or attention a criminal, liar, or fool! 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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