posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 12:50 AM
Originally posted by uberarcanist
Can we rid the word "possible" from our vocabulary?
How many times have we seen the word "possible" in a thread headline? ..... I believe that posting a story where we have very few details and
trumpeting it as something great is stupid. Sensationalism is not a good way to deny ignorance.
Am I misunderstanding something or are you actually advocating CENSORSHIP as a means to "a good way to deny ignorance"? If that is what you are
saying, I disagree. I have been here for some time and although I don't post much, I am here almost daily.
There is an amazing exchange of ideas to be found in these forums. IDEAS, not always facts are part of what drives ATS/BTS/PTS..
It was a generally accepted FACT at one time that you could fall off the edge of the world. It was IDEAS and daring people who took a chance to
POSSIBLY die, who proved that the world was sort of round.
In my lifetime, 50+ years, a computer went from something as big as a house to something I can carry effortlessly in one hand because people wondered
what could be done and tried to do it.
Jules Verne wrote of the impossible in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" , but now submarines allow man to live and travel under the sea for limited
H. G .Wells wrote of space travel. Now man does that, also.
What may be "Possible" is what attracts me to ATS. I speak for only myself, but want no censorship here, save for vulgarity, which was agreed to by
all of us when we joined. It's in our Terms & Conditions.
[edit on 23-9-2007 by rawiea]