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Re: David Jacobs Interview & Review - Pt. II & III

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 19:20:07 +0000
Archived: Sat, 05 May 2012 07:55:01 -0400
Subject: Re: David Jacobs Interview & Review - Pt. II & III

>From: Jack Brewer <brewer.jack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 18:46:45 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: David Jacobs Interview And Review - Pt. II & III

>Part two:


>The third and final part:



You make many fine points in your analysis. I cite part of the
final sections of your lengthy article:


Multiple approaches are now available for investigators seeking
direct, objective genetic corroboration of the alien abduction
accounts recovered primarily through hypnosis. These tools are
powerful and precise. Despite the low cost requirements, genetic
tools remain underutilized by abduction investigators. Perhaps a
new generation of abduction researchers will attempt to
challenge an explanatory narrative that has remained weakly
scrutinized and little changed for decades. Hypotheses that are
not confronted with evidence and evaluated in light of the
results for their adequacy are little more than stories. When
scientists fail to discover supporting evidence for a
hypothesis, it is modified or abandoned outright. Allowing
unsubstantiated ideas to persist untested or ignoring their
inconsistencies against objective facts will ultimately impede
all progress toward greater understanding. Creative destruction
is the essential aspect of a healthy scientific process.

Comprehending the alien abduction mystery will demand
investigators willing to utilize new tools and judge hypotheses
objectively against the resulting data. Such efforts are long

Additional References:

Dark White. Jim Schnabel (1994), Hamish Hamilton

The Abduction Enigma. Kevin Randle, Russ Estes and William P.
Cone (1999), Forge

Disclosure =96 I declare that I have no competing financial interests
or connections with 23andMe


Final Thoughts

As we have now seen, academia does not turn its back on ufology
or even the controversial abduction phenomenon to nearly the
extent we are commonly led to believe; ufology simply tends to
reject the reviews it receives. As many suggest, a more
constructive and productive approach might be to integrate such
critical review into shaping the future methodologies and
directions of abduction-research, more effectively serving the
UFO community, its witnesses and strengthening its commitments
to accuracy and accountability.

It is unreasonable to expect academics or even casually
interested parties to accept extraordinary claims without direct
evidence. It is simply irrational to make a leap, for example,
from the fact people report encounters with beings to the
suppositions of detailed physiological and neurological make-ups
of such beings.

One could reasonably correlate tactics demonstrated by such
researchers as Dr. David Jacobs with what is known in the
profession of sales as 'negotiating the trade.' A skilled
salesperson will employ the technique to lead a sales prospect
into negotiating trade-in value, indirectly yet effectively
establishing the sale itself is imminent without having ever
actually clarified the product will be purchased.

Similarly, when we are drawn into considerations of elaborate
and increasingly convoluted tales involving multiple stages of
hybrid development, their reproductive procedures, their
complexly deceptive intentions and so on, we are vulnerable to
overlooking it has never been factually established the hybrids
or their alleged alien creators even so much as exist. As
negotiating the trade assumes the sale, negotiating supposed
conditions of alien behavior assumes the alien.

There may very well be some type of currently unexplained
phenomena at the heart of ufology and its accompanying claims of
alien abduction. I do not know and I do not claim to be able to
conclusively say.



The last quoted paragraph says it all for me.


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