posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 03:59 PM
a reply to: Nevertheless
it's unfortunate but probably true.. the majority of conspiracy theories are almost entirely devoid of critical thinking, being based mostly upon
assumption, coincidence and confirmation bias.. a conspiracy site is not going to be an environment that fosters critical thinking.. still, i do
labour under how much more educational and productive this site would become if there were less of the kind of people illustrated on the first page..
people like seeker, who take offence to a single statement and undertake to undermine the legitimacy of the entire thread and resort to personal
attack rather than discussion of principle, or people like gothmog who find a point to contest, and then bail on the thread with dismissive logic when
that point is roundly affirmed through logical reasoning.. these people are more interested in argument for argument's sake than actually contributing
to a topic..
unfortunately, insistence on being critical and logical is often perceived as being stubborn and non-responsive and can trigger an argument where
there is no need for one. if people would take a few moments before hitting that reply button to read over their response and ask themselves how it
actually relates to the topic at hand, whether it is fact they are describing or opinion, and whether there is actually grounds for the point to be
raised, there would be a lot less of this kind of unproductive "discussion".
freedom of speech is also freedom to express ignorance. ignorance of scientific method and terminology being one of the biggest crimes of these
forums, i joined with a view of denying such ignorance and informing those who express it..
perhaps i am wasting my time..
edit on 2-7-2015 by spygeek because: (no reason given)