posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 07:33 AM
I'm a newbie poster, long-time lurker with a chip on my shoulder. To cut to the chase: for a site which self-designates as a forum for logical
rational discussion of paranormal and extranormal phenomena, why are so many thread posts allowed which defy any rational basis whatsoever?
Take for example the most prominent thread on the front page today (December 7th 2007): entitled
I ask you to read? Will you.
Essentially yet another troll claiming to be a visitor from another world giving us a warning for the world of tomorrow.
I'm not picking on this one user, because I've seen a hundred of these on the boards (and I've seen them done better!). For example, this specific
post makes the initial claim that the correspondent comes from a sister Earth on the other side of the sun (hardly an original concept - instantly
disprovable by the fact that we have plenty of observational satellites currently
orbiting the sun
) and then dribbles out some poorly
written English about being a renegade with a cause, being watched by his superiors (yet again, hardly original). But it is one of many similar works
of creativity to have done the rounds before.
I'm sorry if my indignance sounds like flame, and I certainly don't want to question ATS's admirable policy of allowing free discussion, but if the
purpose of ATS's existence is to make progress towards the understanding and elucidation of truly mysterious and fascinating events and phenomena,
why is blatant fiction of this kind tolerated?
That's my two cents - I promise that this shall be my one and only rant like this!
I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say...