I will be candid.
Originally Posted by julia52
I do not understand much about the abduction phenomena, and am curious.
Every researcher in the field I started to study turns out to be untrustworthy.
Every study I have seen debunking it is seriously biased.
I have seen no serious research of the phenomena that I can say with good conscious was without flaws.
Mostly I leave the subject alone.
There are exceptions.
When I see it used as a platform to promte a personal vision of conduct the aliens expect us to live by, I go on attack.
And if I see someone who is obviously looking to exploit the gullible I do so as well.
I would like to undestand it, but there are a lot of things I don't understand.
It is a big universe.
One thing that bothors me about it.
There always seems to be a religious or spiritual model attached to it.
Before I could entertain any kind of value system or conclusion, I would first have to establish that it has a physical reality.
There seems to be a fuzzy line that seperates dreams and visions from what is physical.
Most of the posts I have read switch between dreams and reality claims with little distinction between the two.
But, that could be a superficial judgement by me.
I don't get through a lot of the posts.
The faith based value systems don't hold my interest
Whatever works, use it.
A good idea stands on its own value independent of authorship.
If it stands or falls on the credibility of the author, maybe it isn't such a good idea.