posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 04:24 AM
Happy new year, everyone. I've been lurking here for a few days and have decided to join. I've been casually interested in things ATS for most of
my life (close to 30 years), having been introduced to the concept via TV, books, and radio, both fiction and (supposed) non-fiction. I hold a set of
beliefs about the subject:
- Intelligent ET life is likely to exist elsewhere in our universe.
- Some UFO reports are truthful.
- Some conspiracy theories are likely based on truth.
- A shadow government is likely, at least in terms of agencies/programs that are highly classified and free from normal oversight.
- Other paranormal activity (psychics, ghosts, remote viewers, etc.) may or may not be real.
- I have had a number of personal experiences that could be explained by the existence of psychic phenomena -- or by a combination of coincidence and
The problem I see all too often when TV, books, and radio deal with this subject is the problem of unscientific "research" being promoted as valid
science. Practicioners of pseudo-science have become quite adept at emulating the walk and talk of real, hard science. Such fakery is actually
harmful to the subculture, as it popularizes false or unverifiable claims and further discredits the subculture in the eyes of society and of
I don't feel that I will be a super-regular poster here, due to lack of free time. But when I do post, I suspect it will be to comment on the
scientific aspects of a discussion, in an attempt to spread awareness of the scientific method as the foundation of modern scientific investigation.
Having some formal education in the history of science, I feel qualified to do so. Furthermore, it can be done in a constructive way.
I look forward to contributing to the ATS community.