UFO Conjecture(s)

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Should UFOs and reports about them be a new psychiatric disorder/category?

Human society is inherently insane, evolving (or, rather devolving) into madness from the rise of homo sapiens to the complete insanity of today.

While some will argue that humankind is rational and well-behaved for a species derived from the animal kingdom, an objective observation of human activity shows, even in rather benign behavior, an irrational, illogical existence modality.

The craziness is nuanced sometimes and blatant at other times, but no matter how subtle or seemingly inconsequential, human activity, thought, and perception of how things are may be, the underlying modus of human life is as senseless as anything in the whole panoply of Earth’s specie world.

This may be the reason that an AI oriented creation may have visited and may be visiting this planet.

But, more reasonably, perhaps is the idea that nothing from elsewhere is visiting or has visited planet Earth and the reports of unusual things in the sky or on Earth (including UFOs, monsters, ghosts, bigfoot, et cetera) are really an intrinsic product of human mental illness, a universal madness, biologic or psychological in nature: original sin maybe.

Über-skeptic Zoam Chomsky thinks this is the case, as far as UFOs go, and he may be right.

Reviewing UFO accounts, one can’t escape the patina of absurdity that permeates the accounts.

UFO reports and their promulgating sightings have all the earmarks of delusional hallucinations or mass hysteria. That’s obvious to some.

UFO believers accept the delusional litany as true events, but that itself is psychiatric.

Mythology could fall into a similar psychiatric category; the onslaught of such tales derived from neurological or psychological malfeasances of creative brains: Homer, the Biblical authors, the writers of  Nordic, African, Maori, Aboriginal tales et al.

Yes, UFO sightings and their attendant reports can be a new, unique psychiatric category.

That would explain the enigma once and for all.

RR

5 Comments:

  • Human thought and behaviors can be manipulated by outside forces...a good marketing campaign form a business perspective shows this to be the case.

    The norms of society are, or used to be, what set the given standards of the day of what is defined as "rational" thoughts and behaviors. This obviously changes with social paradigm shifts which we have been in the midst for the past couple of decades.

    When I'm in the room filled with paranoid schizophrenics, who is the odd-ball in this microcosm?

    Adding UFO delusions to the litany of psychiatric disorders? The current DSM is full of catch all crap as it is.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, January 06, 2016  

  • With all the goofy psychiatric disorders listed by the DSM, adding UFO sightings/reports wouldn't be a stretch, Tim, just one more category for Pharma to dispense meds for.

    What could it hurt? (I kid)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, January 06, 2016  

  • We've had a few cases of Capgras delusions recently on my unit. This would be good dissociative delusion to look at when dealing with the UFO phenomena, especially with abduction cases.

    True, the disorder deals with identity misidentification, yet facial or feature recognition is intact.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, January 06, 2016  

  • I'm surprised that no one has pursued Capgras as a possible explanation for, at least some, alleged alien abduction incidents.

    A good catch, Tim.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, January 06, 2016  

  • `` In one isolated case, the Capgras delusion was temporarily induced in a healthy subject by the drug ketamine.``

    Interesting. I seem to remember hearing about this as a club drug a couple decades ago.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, January 07, 2016  

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