reply to post by yeti101
Actually yeti - if you really wanna know, I don't think the crystal skulls are real either. If you go back to my original post you'll see I called
them "a real archaeological phenomenon
", just like the abduction phenomenon is real - whether people are actually being taken by spacemen is
up for debate - but the fact they're hypnotically regressing it and reporting it (even if they're all "faking") is pretty well established.
The reason I'm giving you grief over it is because of the amount of conviction you use to announce they're unfortunately fake based on a bbc
article. There is no conclusive evidence in there that says they're positively hoaxes - the points they make I can flip right around to say the
crystal skulls are extra-terrestrial. And I don't know what you mean exactly by "archaeological provinence" but if you're trying to say they come
from sketchy sources then yeah I agree with you and that's what also leads me to believe they're probably
BUT that's as far as I'm going to take my opinion
and I'm not going to discourage anyone from doing their own research and
deciding for themselves - and if someone wants to add something constructive to the debate - I'm still all ears.
I have a soft spot for the crystal skulls because they're one of the first paranormal topics I ever read about as a kid that got me into this stuff
in general. Even though I decided it was bunk, I still found the stories fascinating and it opened up a whole other world for me (so ironically the
skulls did do what they were supposed to, in a way).
But I get really annoyed when I see people like beforetime over there^^ simply dismiss something as "rubbish" without anything constructive to say
about the matter, just spitting out the same old "tinfoil" propaganda.
The most common thing I see on this website is two groups of people: The ones who just really really want to believe in something, and the ones who
exploit that to show off how much "smarter" they are than everyone else. Neither one accomplishes anything in the long run as far as I'm
The point of ATS is to deny ignorance, right? Well, true ignorance is simply maintaining a FUNDAMENTALIST belief in anything, really. Especially when
you believe that because "everybody says so", or your parents raised you that way, or because it's "crazy" not to believe it.
Back in a time when it was crazy to think the Earth wasn't flat, there was some clever old geezer named Socrates who said:
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
That doesn't mean accept every bullcrap theory out there because you know nothing and it could
be true - it just means question everything,
even the established "expert" opinion. The experts in this case are pre-disposed to the hoax option because you know they would never consider the
extra-terrestrial hypothesis. Well even though I think they're right this time, that to me is a very dangerous way of thinking - and I'm going to
question it every time, and push others to question it too - even if I agree with the outcome.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by mc_squared]