It is honorable that you come here to try and defend your article, but I wish you would do a little more in that respect. Frankly, and by all means of respect, but you are basing your article on assumptions based on assumptions that can not be defended and has to rely on pure belief. case in point:
Here you are making two huge assumptions, assumptions that cannot be validated in any way, shape or form:
1. That Barney and Betty Hill were actually abducted
2. If they were abducted, that the star map is a correct representation of what Betty saw.
Frankly, I believe in neither and I have not seen any compelling arguments to persuade me that I am wrong.But since Chrlzs has already put out some good arguments, I will focus on the star map. But as you state:
I wonder if I showed most of the readers here a map of a few dozen stars, could anyone reproduce it, from memory, after a supposedly traumatic event like an alien abduction, and do so with enough accuracy that it would be recognizable?
By all means of respect, but this makes no sense whatsoever. It merely illustrates that you actually don't really know what you are talking about. She drew a number of stars and you immediately jump onto that it was a correct representation. A correct representation of what exactly, I would ask.
1. What are the "error bars" in her representation, i.e. how accurately was her representation?
2. Where was that map seen from? I.e., seen from Earth (as Majorie Fish assumed), seen from somewhere else?
3. What was the rotation of said map and what was missing from it?
Frankly, assuming something like that is authentic is, at best, incredibly naive. But lets look more, here is a look from Earth towards the sky. Please do elaborate on how you cannot fit anything you like and draw any star map you could possibly dream up and make it fit somewhere in the night sky, especially when you have all the freedom you want in scaling and error ranges. One example of the night sky:
To suggest otherwise is simply ridiculous. Any possible star map you could possibly dream up we would be able to find a match for given the same freedom we have with Betty's map (no distance, error or brightness numbers). To suggest otherwise is simply deceptive.
Does Hypnosis Improve Memory?
Attention, memory, and focus.
Published on September 28, 2009 by John Ryder, Ph.D. in Hypnosis: The Power of Trance
Over the years many clients have come to me asking for hypnosis to find lost jewelry, valuable papers, or items that were simply misplaced. Most of the time I have been successful in helping these people retrieve their items. The same applies to actual memories that may have been forgotten. The research literature is full of studies that document the power of hypnosis to enhance memory. Most studies are laboratory based experiments that usually show a significant increase in the recall of hypnotized subjects as compared to normal controls. Articles about psychology are full of stories of people who recover lost things or recall memories that presumably were lost.
And the influence of hypnotic suggestion is very well known and one of the reasons why this is not used.
You really need to educate yourself---Recommend that you re-read the article
See my web site: www.hillwilsonstarmap.net
No chance. If you want to defend your article, you do it here, but frankly, you don't really stand a chance as it is very obvious that you don't really have the background to do so. You creamed yourself in the above post and I can only see it getting worse if you really try, but do go for it if you want.
That said, to echo Chrlzs, please do learn how to quote - it does make it easier to discern what is actually what in your posts.