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Re: Physiological & Psychological Effects Of

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

Gerald O'Connell

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