Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Other People's Brains
Thought for the day: A news story from Reuters (London, September 4) appears to hanker for a UFOlogical mini-observation.
Seems that "Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses,
with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each
year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia,
according to a large new study.
"With only about a third of cases receiving the therapy or medication needed,
mental illnesses cause a huge economic and social burden -- measured in the
hundreds of billions of euros -- as sufferers become too unwell to work and
personal relationships break down."
Further, the study warns that mental disorders are Europe's biggest health challenge of the century.
Think of all the occasions, current and past, where witnesses to UFO incidents and alleged abduction phenomena are confirmed to be mentally intact and, indeed, of the solid citizen variety with stable lives.
As depression and other mental problems increase globally for any variety of reasons, one might ask whether eventually the only emotionally fit people remaining on the planet will be those who encountered UFOs during their lifetime. Imagine -- those whom the debunkers and skeptics called crazy for decades might turn out to be the only sane population left.
Good thing, too, because somebody has to stick around to turn the lights out one day.