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Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary

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>
>>>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

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

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