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Re: Scattered Not Unified

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:42:03 -0400
Archived: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:56:06 -0400
Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified


>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:43:27 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

>>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:19:13 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

><snip>

>>In the recent exchanges, it was only one person who opined that
>>"Abductees lie. Abductees make up stories and add all kinds of
>>details to their narratives." The posts by others, about
>>"dimensions" for example, were actually based on accepting the
>>reality of the experiences. Experiencers should see that as a
>>plus.

><snip>

>Lest you misconstrue my words Mr. Treurniet, I did not imply
>that there was nothing to alien abduction. I merely stated that
>is a well known fact, something called confabulation. Several
>abduction researchers have commented on this with regard to
>alien abduction.

>Hopkins and Jacobs have both touched on this several times, that
>is the difficulty in determining which part of the narratives
>are true and which parts are false.

>For example, Jacobs believes talk about the aliens' faces being
>blurred or that the abductee is somehow prevented from seeing
>the faces is simply not true and he feels that if you push
>through with hypnosis that this has arisen in the mind of the
>abductee and was not apart of the experience.

In the absence of confirmatory evidence, the use of the word
'confabulation' is equivalent to the use of the word
'pareidolia'. The experiencer is said to be confabulating when
he/she describes something too odd to accept.

I suggest that, like 'pareidolia', 'confabulation' is not an
explanation, but a succinct expression of ignorance of the
facts.


William



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