The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
I'll give you all some reasons why man of us shake our heads at the ME folks and walk away.
1) Something happened to where I remember something different. It must be that I have traveled somehow from another universe/reality/timeline. It
can not be anything else.
be what I said, and only what I said. The rest of you out there have closed minds.
See the paradox there? I HAVE to be right, and anyone that disagrees with me is closed minded.
2) My memory is PERFECT! There is NO way that I am not remembering something correctly!
The human brain is one of the WORST data collection machines in the universe. Information that is stored in our brains is not stored like it is on a
computer hard drive, digital memory chip, DVD/CD, etc. And even those things can end up with corrupted files or damaged media.
The human brain can suffer from:
There are a multitude of things that can cause brain damage, ranging from physical, to chemical, to simply aging and lifestyle.
Any of these can affect people and their memories.
3) The data on one drive is corrupted, so we pull the back up....only for ME folks: The back up is ALWAYS bad! ALWAYS!
4) But too many people are remembering these things like this! So that must mean ME is real!
No....it's simply a few things going on. Thing number 1: There are around 7 BILLION people on this planet. That is a 7 followed by 9 zeros. To give
even a better idea of how many people that is, let's pretend each person is a yard stick. If you had 7 billion yard sticks and glued each end
together, it would reach almost 4 MILLION MILES
....that would be going to the Moon and back 16 times. So, it's a big number.
Now, say a few hundred to a few thousand remember Australia being in a different place, or that a children's book author's name was spelled
differently......compared to what the rest of us remember.....it's not that big of a difference.
Put another way: the other day I could not find my car keys. They were not in the place I remember leaving them. How many other people out there have
done this? A very, very large number of people. Did all of us travel from some alternate universe where are car keys are located in the place that we
Or did we simply not remember correctly as our brains are horrible at accurately recording data, and at doing data recall most of the time?
Do this test on your friends and family. See how many of them you can trip up, it's pretty good to watch:
Ask them a series of questions, quickly, with the answer being very obvious, using the same answer over and over. Many use colors. Try to make it at
least 10 questions...then make sure the last question asked has a completely different answer (like using blue for all your answers, but on the last
one ask what color an orange is). You'll be amazed at how many people screw up that last answer.
Last: there are a lot of amazing things discussed here on ATS. Many of them have a way, way, way out there flavor to them also.
The difference is: many of them (not all, but many) have some basis of science in them, some evidence or proof that can be discussed. Sometimes the
UFO picture is a bird. Sometimes the UFO picture is a plane. Sometimes the UFO picture is......a UFO! No one is able to figure it out!
So most of the discussions here on ATS of other (shall we call it X-File stuff? que theme) is much easier to discuss because it does not consist
This happened to me, I have no proof because it's all in my head, and there is nothing you can do or say that will prove me wrong.
A lot of people on here hate convos like that.
Only thing I can recommend, is what I said in my first post: If ME threads bother you that much, or frustrate you that much, then just don't
participate in them. Plenty of other topics that can be read and discussed on here. Leave the ME stuff to the ME folks. You'll get less headaches that
way (and there will be less posts I have to remove if someone has a meltdown).
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
edit on 8/21/2016 by eriktheawful because: Because I could not remember how to spell dementia and alzheimers.....or at least it's
different in this universe....