reply to post by ur44lois
Lois, we're all nutbars here, I guess. So don't worry about it. Just watch out for any squirrels that give you hungry looks.
But seriously though, no matter what the world at large or even the ATS membership at large may think, I still feel we have both the right and (dare I
say?) the duty to proceed as we are doing. We won't neglect the scientific aspects and in fact, I am sure we have all learned something just from the
materials available in this one thread, but I am coming to believe more and more strongly in the need to return to some of the "old ways" of doing
things: looking at signs from nature that are there if we wish to perceive them, listening to our own bodies and the ways they are affected by our
environment at all levels, and yes -- even accepting or at least considering the concept that whether we understand it or not, some living things
(including humans) are able to sense earth changes before they physically manifest themselves in ways that are more apparent.
My goodness, what a long sentence! My apologies, all. In short, I believe that we need
to utilize all available resources and pool our
knowledge and experience. We need to do this, because the longer the clock ticks, the closer the time is to the next "big one" -- and anything that
might help to determine where that may be is worth whatever slights we might receive along the way.
Fortunately, in the quiet backwater where this thread resides, we are left pretty much to ourselves. Moderators check in on us from time to time and
even contribute (thank you, ArMap
), but by and large this is a peaceful place.
This thread has been running since May, 2008, when Kattraxx established it. During the almost four years that have followed, I feel we have made some
progress and certainly had many opportunities to learn and share, to offer support, to voice ideas, to perhaps change our attitudes on some things.
All of this is positive. And ultimately, I feel, everything we do here brings us one step closer to the
goal, which is to contibute to ways to
predict destructive earthquakes and through that, perhaps play a small part in saving someone's life.
Just the chance
to help save even one life is worth everything. I mean, if what we do collectively, both here on this thread and through any
other communications we have, gives just one living, breathing person a greater chance to go on living and breathing, how can we place a value on our
We might not find the ultimate solution to predicting quakes here, but what if something we write and share is the catalyst for another person? What
if they take something from what we do and are able to use it to reach that ultimate goal?
It doesn't matter if we never know who might be helped. But doing something is a whole lot better than doing nothing.
We're doing something. I thank you all for everything you do, for every insight, for every kind word of support you give to others, for every link to
new material, for every question that makes us look and dig deeper and learn more, for every theory, no matter how way-out.
Thank you, everyone. I think you're all wonderful.
And if we're a bunch of nutjobs, nutbars or just plain old-fashioned "nuts", I'm glad to be in your company.
edit on 6/3/12 by JustMike because: I think it wuz a typo...