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Abduction or Hallucination In Carl Sagans The Demon Haunted World Sagan re-notes all the accounts of such relevant to abduction He begins his argument by viewing back history where beliefs of demons were spreading and that great philosopher at the time also viewed that dreams are scripted by demons These demons are then thought to come down from the skies and have unlawful sexual congress with women pg117 Sagan also expresses again his argument with cases back in medieval times He states that these cases hinted that demons might be internal generated in our mindspg119 His support is from Father Poemen of the early church Father Poemen suggests Our own wills become the demons and it is these which attack us Sagans other argument was the massive spreading of witches The more who under torture confessed to witchcraft the harder it was to maintain that the whole business was mere fantasypg121 And then present time with cases of UFO and aliens first appeared in 1975 and then 1987 Again Sagans implicitly states his point Clearly cultural factors are playing an important role in the behavior of each group of alienspg133 Sagans argument has some good points His logic to arrive to the conclusion is well stated throughout The Demon-Haunted World He didnt just directly throws out his argument but instead he gives the accounts of abduction and expresses why it is all just internal and that the brain is actually the source of that account In order to have a good argument all of the accounts must be factious and the logic must be good Sagans argument has good logic and factious example so his argument is good Most good arguments are compelling therefore Sagans argument is quite compelling During a certain period of time certain interpretation of incubi and succubi are expressed In the ancient days the days of early philosopher they viewed incubi as demons in medieval and early American they
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