reply to post by Pathos
You guys have nothing.
That's not exactly correct.
What they DO have is a virus. It is that demon seed of hubris.
The NEED to feel "in the know", and therefore superior to all those that haven't "got it yet".
It's VERY similar to the "Moon Landing Hoax" baloney, in the way it began as a germ of a question, and that germ mutated into a virus, and that
virus SPREAD... mush, much faster than the "Moon Hoax", since the Interwebs are so prevalent now, and were also in 2001.
The "Moon Hoax" also began with alleged "experts"...who claimed there were "anomalies"...and immediately jumped to the incorrect assumption of a
Grand Conspiracy and Cover-Up of Epic Proportions!!!
Once the "youtubes" were invented, to work so well with the "Intertubes" ("It's a series of tubes!!!" --- former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens,
not the Palin one...)
...once all that came together? The misconceptions began. The repeating of those misconceptions, unrelated and incorrect "facts", and maybe even a
nudge of some intentional untruthfulness in order to spin it along (there are ALWAYS things to sell to the "devout believers") well, NOW it's
reached this EPIC PROPORTION!!!
Little reason to try to shout them down, they will never listen to reason, nor to facts. They truly believe
!! Evidence to refute those
beliefs be damned!
Evidence that shows their long-held and cherished assumptions are based on bad analogies, flawed "investigations", or whatever rabbit-hole some bit
of hearsay has been pulled out of, it never ends. It is always
a "Goverment Shill", or a "Sheeple" who has the wool over his eyes,
or--insert-your-next-excuse-here--type of thing.
Claims of the "Pilots" or the "Engineers" or the "Physicians" for 'Truth'...well, those are overblown, as to how many are actually in those
groups...and even within those ranks, they disagree
vehemently with each other, as they develop their own 'sects' of beliefs, very
much the way you see religions separate into factions.
My only ability to see through the fallacies is in the area of aviation claims. MOST pilots I know just laugh at the "P4Truth"
'professionals'...who, when you actually look at most of their credentials, are less than impressive.....
The other tools I have at my disposal are my intellect and logic. AND the ability to smell BS when it passes by....
Good luck with this thread. I'm sure you will find it to be entertaining. Too bad the subject is so disgusting.
[edit on 4 September 2009 by weedwhacker]