From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 12:06:48 -0300 Archived: Sat, 12 May 2012 08:59:43 -0400 Subject: Re: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 19:46:58 +0100 >Subject: Re: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without Our Knowledge" >>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 13:31:47 -0300 >>Subject: Re: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without OurKnowledge" >>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>>Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:02:50 +0100 >>>Subject: Reality? - "Mental Processes Shut Down Without Our >>>Knowledge" >>>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508173511.htm ><snip> >>Fascinating stuff, Ray. You on the right List? Ropes for snakes, >>gnats for mosquitos perfect in detail as seen from the corner of >>the eye. Are the rest of us - except KK - supposed to read >>something into these revelations? If so you've never been in the >>field have you? >Hello Don, >The accumulating evidence says that we cannot trust our brains: >they lie to us by ignoring `painful' words (when that can't >endanger us) and will lie again by creating non-existent shapes >(i.e snakes - when it might be advantageous). >Seems to me that should be considered as important by anyone >investigating witness perceptions of phenomena, especially high >strangeness phenomena. >Even if you happen to possess the one brain on the planet which >is unaffected by such influences. [Or thinks it is.] I think you draw too long a bow, paint with too broad a brush. That's my complaint with the psychological approach to the phenomenon. Were we to believe your take on this as an explanation for many reports then we'd have to treat any input into the human brain as unreliable. No more brain surgery, no more airliners flying, no more highway systems flooded with tens of thousands of travellers in close proximity. Houston would always have a problem, the police would be shooting to kill because of misperception or the possibility of same. This psychological bent is a cop-out as I suggested to KK who seems to have these issues with some kind of intervention in her life that she wants explained but she doesn't want it to be "alien" - better just plain psychological. She did not reply to that BTW. As for me, I have to rely on visual as well as sensory cues when I'm flying VFR. Any threats to that come during IFR flight due to the deprivation of visual clues, not because of them. Then the rule is to go visual of instruments which are unaffected by inner ear stimuli-though mechanical failure is not out of the question. To throw thousands of years of experience out the window on some vague idea that you have of how we walk through everyday life without encountering these psychological roadblocks at every turn to satisfy some need to explain away personal problems with a non-science such as psychology is not only my take on it, but billions of others as well. I'm not the exception but the rule. Those that buy into this theory have a personal axe to grind. To try and convince the rest of us that what they believe is indeed fact so as to deal with their personal demons (don't know about you, Ray) is a way for them to get some comfort when they get affirmation from others. But then what happens is that the baby gets thrown out with the bathwater over a few cases when there are in fact millions now. That doesn't compute in my universe. Don Ledger 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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