From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:33:33 +0100 Archived: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:38:10 -0400 Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of >From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:25:28 +0100 >Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline >>From: Jacquie Cosford <jacquiecos.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:04:17 -0400 >>Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline >>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:46:56 +0100 >>Subject: Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of Adrenaline >>Hello David, Joe, List >>I wasn't sure if to respond to your original post because it >>seemed to get quite heated. >There's no heat at this end, and the only real heat I've noticed >was from someone's library burning. >>However, it is interesting how the mind works and one that needs >>to be taken into account when investigating eyewitness accounts. >>I can only go by experience, and my own reactions to a sighting. >That's exactly what I am saying, that the way the mind works >needs to be considered when dealing with witness accounts. That's not what comes across, Joe. What comes across is an unwillingness to address the the issue of cause and effect in any kind of rigorous or systematic way. It seems that you are not at all interested in considering whether 'the way the mind works' can be the result of external objective triggers, some of which might lay outside conventional explanation. Instead of taking any kind of systematic approach to things, you come across as as a rather clumsy sceptical spin doctor, making reference to anecdotal evidence that demonstrates, to your mind, that ordinary folk see Chinese lanterns and have pseudo- spiritual experiences as a consequence. The implication seems to be that we can generalise from this to a pervasive unreliability of witness reports, together with an underlying view to the effect that 'it's all in the mind'. It would clarify matters if you would let us know whether you believe that 'the way the mind works' is the primary explanatory factor in all sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena. At least we would then know where you are coming from. If your answer is 'not in every case', you might also let us know whether think that some objective triggers might be genuinely anomalous, or merely mistaken attributions arising from explicable man-made or natural phenomena. If you can't answer these questions then you can't be taken seriously. Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc 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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