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Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:43:21 -0600
Archived: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:04:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:38:57 -0400
>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:24:19 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.nul-ufo.org>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:20:19 +0000
>>>Subject: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>>>Request for participation in Psychology dissertation study
>>>(University of Northampton) on UFO belief

>>>Participants are requested for a Psychology dissertation
>>>research study, exploring how our beliefs affect the way we
>>>process new information.

>>>This is a new study which will hopefully develop further
>>>understanding in UFO belief, specifically with regard to some
>>>UFOs having an extraterrestrial cause. Whether you believe, are
>>>sceptical, or are unsure.this study is for you!

><snip>

>>The repeated use of "belief" betrays the perspective from which
>>this study is being conducted.

>>Caveat emptor.

>Yes, I'm afraid so, Jerry. I guess then I'm supposed to be a
>"believer". Maybe I should make up a shrine or something.

Maybe we should just go whole hog and start a church, Don.

When it comes to anybody's positive assessment of UFOs as
genuine anomalies, it's never that person's opinion, point of
view, analysis, judgment, perspective, reading of the evidence,
or whatever. It's always just his or her "belief." I mean, what
else could it possibly be?

Now, let us pray.


Jerry Clark




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