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posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 04:24 AM
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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:

  1. Intelligent ET life is likely to exist elsewhere in our universe.
  2. Some UFO reports are truthful.
  3. Some conspiracy theories are likely based on truth.
  4. A shadow government is likely, at least in terms of agencies/programs that are highly classified and free from normal oversight.
  5. Other paranormal activity (psychics, ghosts, remote viewers, etc.) may or may not be real.
  6. 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 subconscious reasoning.

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 mainstream science.

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.




posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 07:31 AM
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Hi SecretAsianMan,

Welcome to ATS,ATSNN,BTS,P@ATS and Ignorance Denied.

Please take a moment to read the Terms And Conditions Of Use.

Zedd's Handbook of ATS Links is the ATS "Users Manual".

Enjoy your time here, and happy posting.
sanctum.



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 08:28 AM
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Awesome handle!

Have an avatar.





posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 10:38 AM
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Glad you could make it, come on in and sit a spell…

Welcome to ATS,ATSNN,BTS,PTS, and Ignorance Denied.

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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:00 AM
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The irreproachable Mr. Beezer, at your service ©

Greetings one and all.

I am The irreproachable Mr. Beezer© and I am very glad to be here with you.

Welcome to ATS.

I hope you enjoy the stay as much as I have!

Mr. Beezer



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