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Tsoukalos Look-Alike?

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posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: bottleslingguy
You sound retarded and it doesn't look like you even know how to change your profile picture. Yes, you got owned in other threads and you are getting owned here. I don't know what thread it was but you left in huff crying about something. My profile picture has nothing to do with you. I change it all the time. Any other worthless comments? Perhaps something that forms a coherent thought based on reality? Are you this dumb in real life? My guess is you have posters of Georgio all over your room while most kids your age have posters of women and cool cars. So what is your affliction? You must have one. Keep whining. It's funnier than the guy with the hair!


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posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

love how you keep changing your profile pic so you come off as less dorky lol we know the truth

At least he hasn't used the Klaatu Barada Nikto Cameltoe Avatar again. Geez... That was disconcerting.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: Ectoplasm8

originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

love how you keep changing your profile pic so you come off as less dorky lol we know the truth

At least he hasn't used the Klaatu Barada Nikto Cameltoe Avatar again. Geez... That was disconcerting.


I was thinking about that one but I kind of like my Betty Hill Zeta guy right now. Maybe it's time for some fresh ones. Ya know, so I seem less dorky. So the Klaatu one?



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: ZetaRediculian
I think Gort will confuse and amuse.

I didn't recognize Betty Hills alien. Especially without the nifty caps she said they wore. I know the paper mache bust she carried around with her:



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: Ectoplasm8
a reply to: ZetaRediculian
I think Gort will confuse and amuse.

I didn't recognize Betty Hills alien. Especially without the nifty caps she said they wore. I know the paper mache bust she carried around with her:




I believe that is the original composite sketch. There is a definite resemblance to the paper mâché head.www.nicap.org...

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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 03:28 AM
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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: ZetaRediculian

the fact that you even HAVE a profile picture indicates a predilection towards dorkyness lol



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:52 AM
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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

the fact that you even HAVE a profile picture indicates a predilection towards dorkyness lol


First of all, I see nothing wrong with having an avatar/profile picture. Personally, I like them because it makes it easy to find a specific member's post when I am scrolling quickly through a page or thread. Plus, they are a way to personalize yourself, rather than being simply a name.


...but enough of that; back to Giorgio Tsoukalos.

I think some of the people who think Tsoukalos has something meaningful to add to the UFO phenomenon and the idea of alien visitation are guilty of the fallacy of "Confirmation Bias".

What I mean is that some people who are inclined to believe that aliens are visiting/have visited the Earth are also inclined to believe everything that Tsoukalos says just because his notions generally agree with their own pre-existing notions.

Being of a similar mind regarding alien visitation seems to be all it takes for these people to blindly believe everything Tsoukalos says -- there is no critical thinking or investigative confirmation required; they just simply believe what he says only because they want to believe what he says, and not because they did any investigative or critical thought analysis of his claims.

That, in general, is confirmation bias.


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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: Ectoplasm8

Ectoplasm -

Speaking of avatars, I've always loved yours of Richard Feynman playing the bongos -- and, supposedly, as the caption reads, playing a Tuvan rhythm. Feynman was one of our greatest minds, and it's a shame he died relatively young (at 69 years old).

Speaking of Tuva and Feynman, have you ever seen the TV Documentary (part of the BBC's "Horizon" series) named "The Quest for Tannu Tuva", which was made shortly before his death. An American re-edited version of the documentary was mad for "Nova" named "Richard Phillips Feynman -- The last Journey of a Genius". Both are available for viewing on YouTube, and are wonderful documentaries that gave me a greater appreciation for Feynman as a man (rather than just as one of the world's leading Theoretical Physicists).

The documentary was about his quest to get to Tuva, which is a small and remote region in the middle of Asia under the control of Russia (the USSR at that time). He never got there (it was extremely difficult for an American to be allowed to travel to Tuva in the 1970s and 80s), but the way Feynman shared his interest in the Tuvan people and their culture with us through that documentary just showed how tremendous and diverse of a mind he had.

He was a 20th century renaissance man, and one of the greatest minds the U.S. ever produced.

A book written by Feynman's friend, Ralph Leighton, named "Tuva or Bust!" about Feynman, Feynman's interest in Tuva, and his quest to visit Tuva (a quest cut short by Feynman's death) is also a great read.


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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Box of Rain
Your screen name just inspired me to change my profile again.


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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: ZetaRediculian
a reply to: Box of Rain
Your screen name just inspired me to change my profile again.


Ah...so your profile pic (for now) is a Looney Tunes steal-your-face. Nice!

And yes, my screen name is a direct reference to that wonderful Grateful Dead song with those fabulous heart-felt poetic lyrics (Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics and Phil Lesh wrote the music to that song for Lesh's father, who was dying of cancer at the time). Lesh wanted a meaningful and beautiful song he could sing to his father.

By the way, my avatar also references that song (and screen name) because Hunter said the words "box of rain" was a description of the Earth. He said he first wrote it as "ball of rain", but "box of rain" was more poetic.

And he's right, because lyrics such as "And it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there" are in fact poetic and thought-provoking.



Back to Giorgio (before the moderators complain).

I don't really have any issues with Tsoukalos, but I do only consider him an entertainer and TV personalty more than I do a real alien mystery investigator. He's a TV presenter who presents fantastically fun hypotheses, but he does very little to prove his hypotheses.



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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: Box of Rain

I have been a fan for a long time and you always learn something new. Thanks.

Bottom line is ratings. Whether it's the Kardashion's or Ancient Aliens, they are not getting air time acting normal.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

the fact that you even HAVE a profile picture indicates a predilection towards dorkyness lol


If that's your best retort, It looks like you just got owned. Again.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Hellas

Thats scored a 9.2 on the Giggle Factor.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: Box of Rain
a reply to: Ectoplasm8

Ectoplasm -

Speaking of avatars, I've always loved yours of Richard Feynman playing the bongos -- and, supposedly, as the caption reads, playing a Tuvan rhythm. Feynman was one of our greatest minds, and it's a shame he died relatively young (at 69 years old).

Speaking of Tuva and Feynman, have you ever seen the TV Documentary (part of the BBC's "Horizon" series) named "The Quest for Tannu Tuva", which was made shortly before his death. An American re-edited version of the documentary was mad for "Nova" named "Richard Phillips Feynman -- The last Journey of a Genius". Both are available for viewing on YouTube, and are wonderful documentaries that gave me a greater appreciation for Feynman as a man (rather than just as one of the world's leading Theoretical Physicists).

The documentary was about his quest to get to Tuva, which is a small and remote region in the middle of Asia under the control of Russia (the USSR at that time). He never got there (it was extremely difficult for an American to be allowed to travel to Tuva in the 1970s and 80s), but the way Feynman shared his interest in the Tuvan people and their culture with us through that documentary just showed how tremendous and diverse of a mind he had.

He was a 20th century renaissance man, and one of the greatest minds the U.S. ever produced.

A book written by Feynman's friend, Ralph Leighton, named "Tuva or Bust!" about Feynman, Feynman's interest in Tuva, and his quest to visit Tuva (a quest cut short by Feynman's death) is also a great read.


Yeah, my avatar is a Photoshopped Feynman magazine cover I made up of course. So, I know about his unfulfilled desire to travel to Tuva. I've probably read and seen every video about him.

I've admired him for many years after searching for information about synesthesia. I saw him on a list and began to study. He was very much a visual thinker and took things down to their basics. He would thoroughly study and think on any subject or problem he was challenged on. In a YouTube video, he describes his father as being a uniform salesman, but, having a deep understanding of things beyond just their names or cursory info. His father would paint a mental picture of the subject he was describing. I think Feynman carried this method to his own son and also throughout his life.

Although he would say he was tested with an average IQ of 125 as a child in school, he clearly had something more. He's referenced many times by the character Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory because of Caltech. I've seen Feynman YouTube videos progressively go from a couple of thousand to hundreds of thousands. Which is a good thing.



posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: Box of Rain

I don't believe in alien visitation because of him. I believed in it before I even knew he existed. For me it ties up all the loose ends surrounding all these mysterious and anomalous things all around the world. And it does it simply. I don't get too hung up on specifics but as far as the general theme, yes absolutely more than likely it is true. Again my point has been that you can make fun of whoever or whatever you want, that doesn't mean the subject is false.



posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 05:54 AM
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originally posted by: ZetaRediculian

originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

the fact that you even HAVE a profile picture indicates a predilection towards dorkyness lol


If that's your best retort, It looks like you just got owned. Again.


said the dork



posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 06:06 AM
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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
For me it ties up all the loose ends surrounding all these mysterious and anomalous things all around the world. And it does it simply. I don't get too hung up on specifics but as far as the general theme, yes absolutely more than likely it is true.


Yes, it IS much easier to believe what the con men tell you than to actually make the effort to learn that they are lying to you.

Harte



posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
a reply to: Box of Rain

I don't believe in alien visitation because of him. I believed in it before I even knew he existed.For me it ties up all the loose ends surrounding all these mysterious and anomalous things all around the world.


Yes, um, that is exactly what is meant by Confirmation Bias!


I think some of the people who think Tsoukalos has something meaningful to add to the UFO phenomenon and the idea of alien visitation are guilty of the fallacy of "Confirmation Bias".

What I mean is that some people who are inclined to believe that aliens are visiting/have visited the Earth are also inclined to believe everything that Tsoukalos says just because his notions generally agree with their own pre-existing notions.


YOU are the target audience. Many people already have this notion of alien visitation and even ancient aliens. Its actually a very popular thought and THAT is exactly why Ancient Aliens is on TV! All you need is someone to sell you what you already know. They don't even need credentials. They don't even need to believe a word of it themselves. The show would not be on the air if there wasn't an audience that already believed this garbage. It's called ratings. Do you really think that THC is telling these guys to be truthful and accurate? Here is a typical conversation: "Giorgio, more hair, more ALIENS! Childress, talk even more bizarrely!"

Heck, I could come here with the dorkiest screen name and profile picture ever and act like I know what I am talking about and confirm everything you say about aliens. You would eat it up. It would be too easy. The gullible are easy targets.


said the dork

You really seem to be stuck on that word as if it means something to me. Its like you are trying insult me or something? My guess is you were called a dork throughout your life and it hurt your feelings. I suspect that I remind you of the mean people that called you a dork? So whatever I said to hurt your feelings and remind you of your childhood, I am sorry.




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