posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 02:30 PM
First off, I want to say if this isn't the proper place then by all means move it. The only other forum I figured might be general enough was Board
Q & B, but I don't think it's wholly appropriate. This might also be better suited to a research project, but that doesn't seem quite right
Here at ATS, there's obviously an almost endless supply of different theories and accounts. I haven't had much experience outside of ATS with the
topics dealt with here, but I'm guessing this is by far the largest community of this type, and when everything is sorted out we probably have some
of the most credible sources and research overall.
However, it seems to me that there's no cohesion; there's little, if any, attempt at an objective organization of the various theories to see what
kinds of underlying patterns may exist. It's like ATS is a large jigsaw puzzle, possibly (more than likely, actually) with many pieces missing, but
still enough there to where an overall picture can be somewhat determined.
What I'm proposing is a coordinated effort to go through the various issues, theories, and accounts, and see where things might stick together. See
if there isn't someway to make sense of all of this, and do so from a completely scientific point of view. No matter how ludicrous or rational an
idea may be at first, it's taken into full consideration as to where it might fit into the puzzle.
As time progresses certain pieces will fall in and out of plausibility of course, but there may be quite a few things that were counted off as
complete fallacy at first that are only logical when other things are taken into consideration. Likewise, certain truths may prove illogical when
taken in light of other truths.
Any ideas, comments, suggestions? Again, please feel free to move this to a more appropriate forum if need be. I thought this would be a
quasi-logical place to mention this, but I'm not 100% certain on that.