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Theory of Knowledge
Transcript of Theory of Knowledge
"There are, however, numerous problems with the alien autopsy film evidence of an alien encounter."
"7. The alien in the film has six fingers...or two species of aliens?" (Page 93) Ad Hoc Exceptions: Abductees continually making exceptions for the all counter examples
-Lady claiming that aliens planted a tracking devise in her head even though MRI scans came back negative Conflict At Cal. State Professor Alvin Lawson put students into a hypnotic state where he told them repeatedly that they'd been abducted by aliens, when asked about the abduction they went into great detail, making up the story as they went along Abduction experiences usually recalled a considerable amount of time after the event Numerous amounts of red flags within the Roswell Alien Autopsy Film Core similarities between abduction stories due to shared mental states and social context/ stimulants Swaying Abductees For the abductees this experience is usually a traumatic, life altering event The abductees cling to their story no matter how much evidence against there experience is shown to them Harmful? Yes and no, depends on the amount of people who give in to their story Many of the people who have had such encounters export their story through media, production of false reports Harmful socially to the abductee, could cause them to become the odd ball within the community because of their claims
-"Another woman explained that the experience had cost her a happy marriage" (Shermer 95) Abductions sometimes recalled through hypnosis