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Maybe the problem isn't negativity, per se. Sounds like people are fed up with repetition of entrenched positions. Discussion with rigid absolute stances can act to polarize. That kind of going around in circles gets boring, both from 'skeptics' and 'believers' on various issues. It doesn't add anything to the exploration of the topic, and the vehemence of the entrenched positions tends to squeeze out more reasonable discussion. A culture of reactive trollery.
Originally posted by mystiq
Heres an example of a thread with 21 flags, but not too many on there supporting the OP due to some aggressive skepticism. But the subject is very compelling evidence and is akin to the landing at a school in Africa where the children drew many pictures and were interviewed extensively. Despite the flags, not too many are going to go on, and the OP is pretty upset.
This aggressive skepticism in the view of such a large case to me indicates an agenda beyond ordinary skeptics.