posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 10:30 PM
This forum is dedicated to the all-important highly speculative topics that may not be substantiated by many, if any facts and span the spectrum
of topics discussed on ATS. Readers and users should be aware that extreme theories without corroboration are embraced in this forum.
I think this is appropriate to post this here from that statement.
As a member of ATS and watching it over the past year, I have noticed a common practice among members. My conclusion comes to the fact that peoples
individual belief system clouds their judgment to hear the facts.
Now, this goes all across the board from religion to aliens. When simple hard facts are presented, people do not want to hear the facts. They are
set in there ways and don't want to hear the other side of the fence.
Example in point:
Hard-core ufo believers don't want to hear questions asked about crafts, they believe they are right and if you ask questions you don't need to be
heard, as well as hard-core religious people.
But, how can we come here and have a scholary debate, if we cannot debate the facts?
I will use this thread as an example: Been on this a site a long time and now I get
I asked regular factual questions and got accused of derailing the thread or making accusations. What have we come to, where we can't examine and
dissect claims that we see that are somewhat suspect. Why can't we post in places in which we feel that we support the other side from a factual
standpoint? This is what a debate is all about:
to engage in argument or discussion
If the site them is to deny ignorance, why do people feel the need to deny others access to something they believe in?
Have you ever thought this? If we ask enough questions and the answers tend to lean in your favor, we might just start to believe?