posted on Mar, 29 2008 @ 09:52 AM
No, of course not everyone on there is dumb. That's the short answer.
The long answer of course is that there's a hell of a lot of nuts on there. Some of them... ahh hell, I'll name names. Freeman for example is
He even linked a 'shroom' site in one of his posts, which in my opinion almost discredits everything he's ever said, since all of his
'experiences' are probably just drug induced hallucinations and it'd explain why he always makes himself an imporant part of each story.
Also, there's some sort of ridiculous yet common trend on ATS. People seem to think that since they're already within a 'domain' of alternative
media, anything that is said is now exempt from criticism or logic.
A hell of a lot of posters on there will get behind anything quickly and simply 'believe' because they want to or whatever. They don't even ask for
much evidence when ludicrous stories arise, they just say "YEP, ALIENS ARE OUT THERE!".
I mean, of course I'm talking about the 'bad' posters here, not the ones with any brains. I've seen a couple of people in my short time as a
member of ATS who consistantly fight for logic on that board and always make good posts, so it's not all drug crazed nuts posting their experiences
Overall it's a board that is a hell of a lot of fun to browse, but it needs a huge logic injection and people need to stop being so tolerant of
compulsive liars or frauds who create situations that are impossible to disprove completely for their own benefit.
That's my 2c on the matter!