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Originally posted by soothsayer
Supposed to be statues of elephants in South America? Elephant bones in North America? Frozen remains in Siberia? In Africa, India, Asia they still exist...
Perhaps there might be some truth to this farse after-all...
Originally posted by Quest
I just try to inject a bit of science and critical thinking into ATS myself.
Some of the claims and random beliefs here are beyond argument. Logical arguments only matter if everyone involved is logical. A lot of people who post to ATS are NOT logical so its doesn't serve much purpose.
I've found that if someone says "Could past evidence and description of flying disk be related to many similar modern UFOs" you can have a constructive conversation about it. If they say "Past evidence of flyinf disk WERE UFOs (as in aliens)." then no matter what you say it won't effect them. They may respond to you, but it will be in an illogical manner and not spawn any useful conversation.
To many people logic strings are a common way of thought. For example the million dollars. I've seen a dollar. I know there are millions of them. therefore you could have a million dollars.
Logic strings do not play a big role in a lot of the post on ATS. They start out with fact but often the string breaks at some point and picks up later.
For example... People have seen unidentified objects in the sky that looked like disk. Life could exist elsewhere in the universe. (this is where the string breaks) The disk in the sky are aliens. ALiens would only come to earth for a certain reason. At this point people go into the possible reasons and completely ignore the jump in logic. At one point there was a complete frabrication with no logical path from one thing to the next.
The main problem is some people confuse everyday accepted facts with border of knowledge facts. When you are talking about most topic on ATS or cutting edge science, its all new and asumptions can be dangerous. A dollar bill and an alien lifeform are on drastic opposite ends of "truth". One is known to millions of people and seen daily, the other is completely unknown to most (all) people. So when you start jumping to conclusion about millions of dollar versus alien motives, you are comparing logic that is based on drastically different things.
Some people will get it, some people won't. But you'll never find ATS free of "loony" claims. Its the nature of the site.
When Zorgon, King of the Norwegian aliens flies down in his glittery david bowie-esque ship and hands them a piece of paper that says,"The definition of Theory is: Abstract reasoning; speculation".
Originally posted by KrazyIvan
theorys are not fact! when will people learn?