posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 02:30 PM
I would like to applaude SO for locking what had become a bloated thread. I would also like to applaude SO for opening a new thread to continue the
discussion. The AB thing has become so muddied here that continued discussion into its validity without further new evidence is pointless. Posts
claiming to be AB or responsible for AB are not credible evidence anymore so the discussion on the old thread had become moot. Hopefully one of two
things will happen.
Either new concrete evidence such as the arrival of a dust cloud or a series of initial meteors will reignite the AB line of discussion under a new
evidence based thread or...
This thread will serve as a discussion board to help those affected by the original AB information to sort through their opinions in light of the
current chaos on the subject.
In ATS I vote that we err on the side of sanity and productive discussion rather than on the side of free for all chaos as found on other conspiracy
sites like GLP. Kudos to SO and also to Kano who let the thread progress until it had matured with the proliferation of confessional debunkers.
Hopefully the thread will be available as a teaching tool in the archives for years to come. In fact might I suggest that this thread and its
progression, if it is proven wrong by the passing of its terminal dates, be used as a training thread for all newbies to the board. It really did
have some wonderful and entertaining moments as the hype took control of the facts and began to create its own story. A sociologist could do a
doctoral dissertation on this thread, whether it proves to be correct or not.
[Edited on 3-6-2004 by Johannmon]