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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
2) Topical Agnosticism: We must be ready to embrace and examine all ideas related to conspiracies and cover-ups... even so far as to accept the notion that our theories may be wrong, or in need of significant adjustment. We can't have an agnostic mindset and at the same time, be invested in one particular theory over another. We must be able to examine all ideas presented, no matter how outlandish or mundane, so that we remain open to truths in all forms.
(This is one point I feel so strongly about, conspiracy theorists must be total agnostic with respect to our theories.)
Originally posted by americandingbat
reply to post by ugie1028
If only they had cited one of the Breaking News posts that use them as a source.
And then the crowd of ATS'ers responding "Come on now, you can't believe it just because it was in the Daily Mail! That's not a reputable source!"
Originally posted by IsaacKoi
(2) If not, can ATS improve how it is perceived by main stream reporters?
Originally posted by noonebutme
As it was linked to earlier, the "I-fooled-ya" type of posts that seem to crop up here all too often, or just the simple, "I'm sure I'm an alien -- my cat told me so" type of threads do nothing to stop the perception that ATS is filled with 'crackpots'.
Originally posted by Ownification
reply to post by IsaacKoi
If ATS starts giving a damn about what the mainstream thinks than the first thing to do is to ban all criticism of the main stream media as biased. ATS shouldn't even consider this move into taking the mainstream media in to consideration, it is not about how they portray the ATS members because without those ATS members ATS wouldn't be ATS. Without those consperacies ATS wouldn't be ATS. Without those wild and out of the box claims for example, "The Earth Is Flat", ATS wouldn't be ATS.
ATS is community where there is no impossibilities and that is exactly what makes ATS, ATS. If you take that away than it is just another lame Mainstream discussion board.