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  1. David LoVecchio

    Rey Hernandez, Scientific Study of ET Contact and the Paranormal |412|

    Just a couple quick thoughts about Rey Hernandez after listening to the show: Did his study take into account any known reluctance to report negative experiences on the part of people who have them? I haven't read the report but I know this kind of bias happens regarding negative NDEs so is it...
  2. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    This is one of the things I love about the subject matter on Skeptiko: we start off discussing an experience centered around UFOs and the conversation meanders tangentially to the question of whether or not a river has a sense of its own existence! What complicates the question for me is the...
  3. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Also - if you can't step into the same river twice can the same river sue you twice? :)
  4. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    This quote from the article in The Guardian summed it up nicely for me: “We can trace our genealogy to the origins of the universe,” said Albert. “And therefore rather than us being masters of the natural world, we are part of it. We want to live like that as our starting point. And that is not...
  5. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    I understand that you want to ignore me and that's fine. In the interest of extending an olive branch, however late, I wanted to let you know that I read your post about the deep state and thought it was well reasoned.
  6. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Ok. I don't mind insults up to a certain point but making false accusations about me and my behavior on these forums is another matter altogether so let me be clear: At no time have I ever behaved in these forums in the way you've suggested. I have never had nor created any account other than...
  7. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Let me see if I have this right. After categorizing me as a doltish Pollyanna exhibiting the arrogations characteristic of a teenager who wants someone to do the work for them while they engage in amateurish bullshit, you want me to converse with you like an adult? Look, I honestly don't bear...
  8. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    You made an extraordinary claim and refuse to provide any information that could verify it. How is that not relevant to our discussion? One of the definitions of epistemology is: the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. You may very well have the experience you...
  9. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Prior to being substantiated it was just another conspiracy theory.
  10. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Please clarify. Do you possess direct and deep knowledge of this subject as a result of working directly with SCI in an official capacity? If so I would ask for anything that could establish your claim as fact since we live in a day and age where anyone can jump online and make any claim. I'm...
  11. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    I would agree with you if they always remained theories but history has unfortunately shown that this is not always the case. MK Ultra is one of the more insidious projects that come to mind(pun intended!).
  12. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    The problem with this statement is that you put yourself in the difficult position of having to prove a negative. The entirety of the 'classic SCI structure' is an unknown, even to people within it. This is by design. Access to different projects requires different security clearances and the...
  13. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Thanks. It's funny but I was going to preface logical fallacy with the word 'potential' in my initial draft. What I meant was that I take issue with statements that aren't falsifiable. In this case if anyone was what we're calling a "key person in intelligence" and they DID have access to...
  14. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    This may be true but there's a logical fallacy with the reasoning: if none of us is a "key person in intelligence work" how could we hope to confirm any of the assertions being made?
  15. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    Thanks for the reply and for sharing your experience, Kevin. Did you personally experience anything odd prior to these sightings? In some cases hours or even days prior to having a UFO sighting some people report odd things like their doorbell ringing but upon opening the door nobody is...
  16. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    If Kevin is still with us on the forum I'd like to know if anything experienced anything odd in the months, weeks, or days prior to the sighting?
  17. David LoVecchio

    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    So the questions were: What do you make of Kevin's message(which is twofold)? Fold 1: allusions to something bigger happening, possibly some UFO-related spectacle seen by a much wider audience. Fold 2: when whatever spectacle happens it will change people who witness it in some fundamental way...
  18. David LoVecchio

    Dr. Michael Shermer on Near-Death Experience Science |379|

    I find myself wondering if they should be told anything about the existence of the images and if so how it should be phrased? Obviously nothing specifically relevant to the content of the image but how do you tell someone going in for surgery, "If you happen to feel like you're leaving your body...
  19. David LoVecchio

    Dr. Michael Shermer on Near-Death Experience Science |379|

    I think the best point made by Michael Shermer had to be the one about an absence of patients reporting the images that were intentionally placed in a position that could only be viewed by a patient having an OBE in their room. I understand that probably not every patient that has an OBE...
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