posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 04:41 PM
Let me begin by stating that I respect all of you, and all of your theories. I thank all of you for your work, research, and input on this subject.
I am not an engineer. I am not a scientist. I am not a doctor, or anyone who claims to be an "expert." I did not witness any of the 9/11 attacks
first hand, although I watched the news since minutes after the first plane hit and watched it time and again on video. I do not claim to be better
or smarter than anyone, but I do know that I have the ability to understand and evaluate facts and claims on my own.
Enough beating around the bush. My gripe is how conspiracy theories are taken as something that is proven far, far too soon. I have
read, reread, and evaluated for myself all of the conspiracy claims - the missiles, bombs, fires, all of those. I think they have some ground and
should be considered and debated, but never taken as anything more until you have proof. While there are things in the official stories
that are a bit strange, the conspiracy theories have no more ground (and probably less) than the official stories do. Things like how steel doesn't
melt at the temperatures the fire in the world trade center was burning, but how it loses half its integrity and weight bearing ability at MUCH lower
than the melting point.
But my point isn't to prove or disprove anything, it's to push you all to seriously consider every idea brought up, but not to follow them until
there is substantial proof. You can say "hey, there is proof for theory x, just look at evidence y!" But the sad fact is,
while the "evidence" shows something that is hard to believe, it doesn't automatically mean that the official story is wrong. Even more so, it
doesn't mean that the conclusions you derive (the theories - bombs, missiles, etc.) are correct, or are the only explanation.
In short, everything is false until proven true. While that holds true for the official story, it also needs to apply to any and all conspiracy
theories thought up. Otherwise, you're only hurting those people who consider the facts and theories, but don't go off running and screaming with
them like they're the truth (ex. much of the Loose Change people). Thank you all for reading this (for those who do =P) and for posting on ATS.
(Edit is for me failing at spelling)
[edit on 10-8-2006 by Johnmike]