Originally posted by crijack
From now on, when a member comes out with an outrageous claim, the burden of proof should strike him down and put pressure on him to at least try to
convince us in some way with some form of evidence. And what if he cant? Then the thread should be immediately closed. This would squash the hysteria
that would otherwise be prevalent and pervasive.
I have to say I did read the thread in question with some interest, it was entertaining if it was anything.
I believe that the majority of people who frequent the ATS pages but are not members (lurkers) are probably fascinated by posts like this.
I do however totally agree that anybody that has anything to say should back it up with exactly why
he or she thinks it or supply supporting
When I read the DARK KNIGHTS post I was totally enthralled by the story, but knew it to be just that.
I think it could even be considered to be satire humour.
Anyway, I also think that we have to be very careful not to create too much panic since there are people out there that will actually believe posts
like that and act upon them.... they maybe really really unintelligent but non-the-less they will act.
So what can we do as active members??
We can use total and cold Logic on threads such as the one you outlined.
There was another post on ATS a couple of weeks back entitled..
Absolute proof of Alien Comms.... Again a misleading title and although pointed to an interesting technique for meditation was absolutely NOT
absolute proof of alien comms.
That thread and the poster was totally disseminated by logic, plain and simple.
Being emotional beings such as we are, it would be easy for us to be enflamed or enraged by such obviously fictitious threads but again, the best way
to fight fire is not with fire... it's with WATER
I am more than sure that if we were to pool the average IQ on ATS it would be very very high... If we all work together, we can distinguish truth from
All the best,
[edit on 11-12-2006 by Neon Haze]