Here at ATS, although I am new here, it is plain to see that facts, whether opinion-based or not, are praised on many different levels. The human
necessity and obsession to knowledge drives all conscious thought, but will that bring us down? Will it bring an end to tyranny, discrimination,
ill-justice, and war all together by obliterating the human race?
It is fair to say that Humans are their own demise, as well as the demise of life on Earth as we know it (again with the knowing).
I have given thought to this subject quite a lot lately and a few questions have come to mind:
What will happen when we figure out the truth? Will it mark the end of an era, or will life go on?
Do we falsely believe something to be true just because we feel the need to know everything?
What is true for that matter? What is the truth and how do we know if it truly is truth? I know common sense and logic come into play here,
but again with the need to know. We feel as though 'common sense' is basic knowledge and we always seem to fall back to it when we aren't surprised
by any given 'truth.' But what if common sense is wrong?
The ultimate questions is, what will happen to life as we know it if we do know everything there is to know? Is that even possible? Are there things
out there that are unfathomable? Of course there are, but how can we be so sure?
We feel the need to know that we know nothing at all. A paradox, no? But what if we created a paradox in order to understand things we cannot
comprehend with logic?
Here are a few examples, ones actively being discussed on our home of knowledge, ATS:
The 9/11 Conspiracy
Truth Movement "leader" Jim Hoffman Debunks CIT Flyover "Hoax"
Yep, It's Thermite! So Much For the Oxygen Excuse
Theism vs. Atheism
The Creation of Israel does NOT Fulfill the Biblical Prophecy
What Makes Something a God?
New World Order
"5 Ways You're Treated Like a Crimminal"; Stand Up!
Over-population IS a Myth
These are just a few examples. I tried to keep it balanced, so please don't attack me for posting one side over the other.
When will emotion and gut feelings take roll in our knowledge? Isn't that our primal instinct? Do we think that we are above primal instinct? I think
we do, given the word 'primal.'
Would the world be better off if we didn't rely so heavily on fact rather than emotion? I cannot say. I want to see your views on this subject.
[edit on 19-8-2009 by Bushido Kanji]