Originally posted by Jezus
It is irrational to make assumptions and speculation without any reason because you think something is not probable or unlikely.
Irrational to make logical assumptions and speculations based on the evidence, or lack there of, of this case? That does not make much sense. So,
what, it's more logical to take it at face value, regardless of how outlandish it is, and just ASSUME it's true because a few people and their
doodles say so? That's not good science, that's being gullible.
This is why no evidence will ever be good enough.
Anything could be faked or a lie.
True, but certain things have a much higher likelihood of fakery. I.E. The chance of a single persons sighting/photo/story being fake or lie is much
higher than say, 2 dozen eye-witnesses, half of them taking pictures and video from different times and locations. It could still be a fake in the
later case, but then the lie is with the perpetrator and not the individual observers
The idea that these kids could all keep up such an elaborate story and collaborate it with an adult teacher and police officer, and even make up the
images ahead of time so their pictures would all look similar COULD be true, but what is the evidence to back up this theory?
And where are the teacher, the police officer? Are you speaking of the video, done long after the event, or the highly dubious tabloid reporting of
TASS? The later is invalid the former is highly suspect. So a western news crew comes to your little town and starts interviewing people about the
supposed incident...how much you want to bet there are more than enough people who were willing step up to be on camera and give a good story?
I hate to break it to you, but people lie. People lie ALL the time for numerous reasons and goals. And ATS is more than evidence enough of people
who love to make up fantastical stories...print out the topic headlines and throw a dart. Hoaxes, con artists, you name it. Remember the oogie
boogie day care center scandal back in the 80s? The recent BigFoot scandal? Blossom Goodchilde and her nonsense? And what do people TEND to do?
They tend to maintain the facade. They get so deep into the lie that they are scared of being exposed and humiliated. All you have to do is look at
It seems just as far fetched as giant aliens.
If you think that interstellar giant aliens landing and walking around town is as far fetched as the possibility of lie/hoax/prank gone to far based
on the available evidence of this case...well...do not really have anything to say to that. That statement speaks for itself.
Originally posted by ArMaP
Not really, good technicians can completely change a photo (a "real" chemical photo, not the digital version) and nobody would see anything in a
copy of the altered original.
I'll have to agree and disagree with you there ArMaP. The key phrase you mentioned is "good technicians" I.E. People with skill at old school
photo manipulation...I should know, I live with one. But even then, detailed analysis with modern techniques make it nearly impossible to stand up
to serious scrutiny. Getting lighting, angles right, fudging details etc. is extremely hard to get away these days. Not impossible, but might as
well be for the average person. But of course, today any kid with half a wit of talent and some practice can make a convincing digital photo. Not
only do we have to deal with that kind of nonsense but tech to make convincing physical hoaxes is so cheap we're starting to see that kind of thing
now...not to mention that a good ole sky lantern is enough to fool most people.
Evidence makes the case, and this case simply does not have it. Do I say out right that nothing happened? No. The possibility remains but the
evidence to date does not meet the burden of proof and remains unconvincing.