posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 04:35 PM
I've noticed a lot of people debunk sources here on this site. A lot of it is justified. We talk a lot about aliens, the paranormal, politics, etc.
and there are some really shadey sources out there. There are many times we need to debunk sources as being very dubious because the people who don't
know might believe the things they read or hear on them.
Yet, a lot of this debunking isn't debunking. It's simply saying, "this source is crap" and you're supposed to accept it based on their word
alone. In my mind, this is just about as bad as the political sniping. Someone comes on, tells of a story they found, and someone else responds with a
one liner saying the source is bad. No explanation why, no reasoning, just saying that they shouldn't use that source.
This happens in all the categories, from the paranormal to political, and it can easily be used as a weapon to cut someone off at the knees when you
have no reason to disagree with what they're saying except that your gut tells you they're wrong.
Is anyone else as bothered as I am by this sort of, "It's not true because I said so" arguement?