Originally posted by AstroEngineer
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Late on a Sunday night I hadn't anticipated so many hellos, or expected the necessity of a follow-up.
Your former job perks interest..there have been other nasa employees blowing whistles before and they tend to offer some rather interesting
A true skeptic (as a true scientist) reserves judgment in the absence of sufficiently conclusive data. Most people who self identify as
skeptics are (as I was, and likely still am in ways I don't realize) just passing unfounded negative judgments based on beliefs (not
I like to call them religoskeptics (or pseduoskeptics). They use the guise of skepticism to deny anything outside of their understanding. Its hard not
to be a religoskeptic in every areas, so you tend to be open minded about the things you care about and let the rest take care of itself. I seek the
truth, but I dont have to know every truth sort of things...sometimes you just want to eat a twinkie without knowing the ingredients
But each one is suggestive, and their totality constitutes (for me at least) proof. -cut- I think that's the problem we all face here in this
realm. So many of us have pieces of the puzzle,
Yes, such things are compartmentalized to such an extent that the right finger barely knows about the existance of other fingers on the right hand,
much less the hand itself and all the other parts.
Still, with enough people mapping out their experiences, a picture will continue to form. Just make sure when your revealing whatever it is, to
seperate what the facts are from what your speculation is and that should keep your credibility.
Perhaps then we'll finally make some great leap forward...
Doubtful, but I like your optimism...ultimately the government simply denies what is being said and thats about it.
Perhaps only to begin the whole process over in pursuit of some new and even greater truth/knowledge...
in a few hundred years, someone from earth is going to be talking to someone from the Zetan empire about how he seen a dimensional rift traveller, and
the other will label him as crazy (like the galactic federation would tell us about DRTs anyhow...the truth is out there!)
but I hesitate to state too much too early, outside of the context of what led me down that path, for fear of being too easily
No worries mate, people will dismiss you the second you pop up...hell, some already dismissed you in the introduction thread and have gone full gear
already to make sure everyone else will dismiss you. Welcome to ATS, full of nuts, idiots, geniuses, puppets, governmental spys, kids, capitalists,
hippys, and everything in between. Just tell your story, listen to people, ignore some, and you will do fine.
In science it is a fool who makes a “conventionally“ outrageous claim without simultaneously backing it up with their evidence.
Indeed, and as facts are presented, as mentioned, be clear about what is fact and what is speculation from that fact. A scientist can speculate all
day and night...he can put forth a small stone rock...identify it as a small stone rock, and suggest the rock was formed through volcanic eruptions
millions of years earlier...then state he is speculating that the rock is actually a alien shoe because of the characteristics and that he would enjoy
finding evidence to support that, but for now, its just a rock.
That scientist should have no backlash so long as there is a distinction between hard fact and pure speculation.
Some will of course take issue with that, but meh...who cares about them, their lack of ability to consider alternative ideas actually retards the
scientific discoverys...like demanding no ship sails west because the speculation of earth being round is stupid.