posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 03:55 PM
Not sure quite where to post this, but it's a subject that I think is very important for, amongst other things, the very credibilty of ATS.
There are an increasing number of threads being created by people based solely on a youtube video. Anyone can post videos to youtube and often they
have little if any credibility. But it seems to me there is an increasing tendency for some people to assume that if it's on youtube it must be true
...... (and, as occurred in one recent thread here, if it's not on youtube it can't be true !)
What ever happened to research? To seeking out verifiable data? reading research papers (which, thanks to the internet are often available to most
of us these days, even if the likes of Nature still keep their publications subscription only)
youtube is dumbing down society and encouraging ignorance. How do we stop it before empirical research goes the way of the dodo?
Should we be insisting youtube videos are only offered as supporting evidence?
How many youtube videos, that come without any other collaborative evidence, have been shown - despite initial scepticism - to show genuine events?
How many times do we see fake UFO videos posted? Or documentaries on how Hitler and the Reptilians are using HAARP to create hurricanes in order to
cause bird flu and prevent planet x from causing the earth to expand and lead to the creation of zero point energy? With no other supportive evidence
other than the assertions of the people in the video?
In the interest of defying ignorance, should youtube be banned from ATS?
Is youtube itself part of a conspiracy to condition people into believeing absolutely anything?
Or am I just bitter because I don't know who to produce a video presenting my 100% genuine and proven theory that the fluffy pink bunnies from the
moon shot Shergar in retaliation for Elvis Presley murdering the Pope?