posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by Societalgnorance
Well, that hardly affects me, you thinking things are silly. But, why exactly did you open the thread other than to just say "I think Bigfoot
stories make conspiracy theorists look silly"?
Let's break this down a bit.
–noun 1. a theory that explains an event as being the result of a plot by a covert group or organization; a belief that a particular unexplained
event was caused by such a group.
2. the idea that many important political events or economic and social trends are the products of secret plots that are largely unknown to the
Well, by that standard, only the fact that the recent Bigfoot hoax was
perpetrated by a covert group or organization (The cop and his buddy),
that the story truely belongs in the genre of "Conspiracy". That's what it was wasn't it? A conspiracy by more than one individual to misrepresent
themselves as something they were not? In this case, successful
It doesn't change the fact that there are a LOT of bigfoot sightings every year and there are members of ATS who fall under the category of "Live
Now, I digress. Bigfoot sightings are NOT classified as a "Conspiracy" at all. They, here at ATS, fall under the Crypto-zoology tag.
cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gy Audio Help /ˌkrɪptoʊzoʊˈɒlədʒi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee]
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–noun the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the
Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster.
You see what I'm getting at? To you
it makes Conspiracy theorists look silly, but, in truth, it's actually you that is winding up looking
like a stooge by bringing this personal ignorance to a place where others can dispute it.
Please man, read more, post less and with more than what you feel
about any given subject. Tell us what you know
NOT ripping ya, just saying is all.