My time on ATS has helped me in many ways.
Here, I've learned a great deal. Not just from what people post, but what they do NOT post as well as the manner in which things are posted.
I can't attribute my conclusions to be all due to ATS, but the internet itself instead as the complete tool. So, when I say "here" I have learned,
it's more the collective internet, but ATS has been invaluable as well.
I have come to disbelieve in just about everything.
Here, I have searched for proof of supernatural events and examples and found nothing of substance whatsoever.
Searching here has helped me come to the conclusion that there is no god and afterlife. Just by reading many of the believer's threads it's sometimes
clear to me how little they even seem to know regarding their religions. Time after time, I see logic vs. faith and have yet to see even one good
argument in faith's corner that makes any kind of real sense.
I've learned that U.F.O.s are almost always explainable as Chinese lanterns or swamp gas/etc. Now drones too!
While my belief that other life certainly exists out there somewhere, I don't think they're hangin' out much here, if at all.
I have learned a lot more about secret societies and the NWO. Do I think those possibilities mean something big is coming from them soon? Not really.
But it's smart to be aware.
Mostly, I have learned on this site, like others, that science trumps all and the members here that are knowledgeable in those scientific fields, have
been invaluable in the hundreds of discussions I've seen over the years.
Editing to add thanks to another recent thread:
What all my research on ATS and the internet in general has culminated in most of all is, how little anything changes. Day to day you can find posts
regarding the same topics and mimicking the same topics that have been on these boards for years now. It's rather disheartening, really. In another
few years, I guarantee people will still be debating the same things, fighting the same fights and talking the same talk.
It's almost eerie how similar how you can look back years and have it be difficult to tell whether those threads are old or new with the similarities.
edit on 23-4-2015 by gottaknow because: added info.