I applaud your comments and think you hit the nail right on the head, but more importantly you underscore the mindset you gotta bring to this area.
As painful as it is to wade thru the sad, sad offering sometimes served up... it's what it costs to go on this ride. It is what it is and that's
just how it is.
OP, I feel your pain... but it's practically impossible to enforce your scheme without killing the golden goose.
I had a huge gap in participating, just lurked, but it comes around...
Guys, this thing is like a 100 year war.
You've just gotta suck it up.
One other note, in studying the nature of information, knowledge, (pseudo-) science, existence... yada yada yada...
(Hey, I'm on this epic odyssey... and it's a long OT subject)
But by exclusively focusing on a show me the artifacts mindset, it TOTALLY looks like we've missed the staggering anomalies that populate our
Some of this stuff is basically soft evidence, but absolutely every bit as complelling as the real (
Being an absolute diehard skeptic the way I am, to constantly have access to these data 'reels'...
It becomes rather obvious that by trying to recover some kind of landing gear strut, that we are NOWHERE NEAR ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
After 60 years of this (same) stuff... Is it time for a new approach?