posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Ashton187
There is a sleeping condition that can cause this, you should check it out.
Just calling a well-known phenomenon "sleep paralysis" does not, of course, explain it. It just gives it a scientific-sounding name that creates the
delusion for the unsophisticated that their frightening experience has a scientific cause, when it does not. But the name of the scientific game, of
course, is not to explain
. It's to stop you wondering whether there was a paranormal aspect of your experience beyond the ability of science
to understand. Scientists cannot tolerate such thoughts and doctors, psychologists, etc will immediately stamp on anything remotely indicative of the
paranormal by using clinical labels to diagnose such experiences that have no sounder basis than that they were invented in order to reduce paranormal
experiences to purely physical causes. This way, neuro-scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists defend their materialistic paradigm against the
onslaught of people's experience of ESP, OBE, ghosts, UFOs, alien abduction, etc, that contradict their narrow world-view.
There is no known physiological basis for sleep paralysis. It does not explain the sense of evil and dread that nearly always accompanies the
experience - as if the paralyzed person is sensing the presence of a threatening spirit nearby. It does not explain why figures are sometimes seen in
the bedroom at the time.
So let's stop fooling ourselves that we are understanding what is going on by blithely accepting this vacuous explanation of "sleep paralysis"
merely because it stops one worrying about the nature of the experience by reducing it to the same level as indigestion or night cramp.