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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by HappilyEverAfter
that is a major part of the problem on ATS at the moment :
instead of actually supplying evidence for the claim - so many people fall back to the dammed lazy , ignorant position of expecting any one skeptical of the claim to " proove the negative "
FFS - a foundation course in formal logic should be mandatory
as i posted on one of the origional threads - the very nature and structure of the claim [ guy who filmed the polish crash aftermath assasinated ] SHOULD have raised instant skepticism of it - but no - it was a conspiracy claim and cast the " evil russians " as the villans - so many people instantly bought it
Originally posted by TV_Nation
Hey ATS. After seeing this thread www.abovetopsecret.com... soar to the front page I am completely baffled as to how so many members (respected ATS'ers included) could take information from a BLOG and take it as fact without digging any deeper.
I always hear people toting around ATS saying deny ignorance yet there are certain threads where that motto gets completely thrown out the window.
Not only was that particular thread topic posted a day earlier but it was also shown that the information on the blog was nothing more than a rumor.
"The author of video was not killed - it was a rumor. Via web forum in Smolensk we contacted a person who claims - author of the video is a guy who works at the auto service near by to the site of the tragedy. User Aml says he is alive and nothing has happened to him. It appears that the info about 'Adrij Mendierej death' was an internet rumor. We apologize for bringing the false information in" - wolnemedia(dot)net
I know I'll probably get flamed for this but that's fine with me. So what is it ATS deny ignorance or only when we feel like it.
[edit on 23-4-2010 by TV_Nation]
Originally posted by AccessDenied
I find it even more baffling that people think bloggers are all ignorant liars.
Perhaps they don't feel the need to cite sources for their readers.
Honestly, they just throw their theories and opinions out there for public consumption and feedback, just like we all do here. This is coming off as another hate thread towards ATS and it's motto..and it's tiring and been done a million times. Denying ignorance is up to you. If you want sources or more info..GO FIND THEM. Deny ignorance doesn't mean ATS hands you all the answers to everything on a silver platter.User generated content. You are just as much of a user as anyone else. Do you have all the answers? "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for life" ATS teaches you how to fish.
Originally posted by Sheol
It is surprising that even after the information is proven as hoax the thread still remains.