Originally posted by SaturnFX
Just saying, the best UFOlogist will be the ones that rabidly attack hoaxes and dismisses things that can be dismissed...they are the ones trying to
cut past the junk to reveal the actual truth behind things...
Please be so kind as to name me some of these UFOlogist's you speak of, because all I have seen on ATS is how just about anyone who claims that
'title' is either a hoaxer, a charlatan, or in it for the money... so name me some . It also irks me that debunkers like Phil Plat from Bad Astronomy
and Jim Oberg make MONEY selling books and doing tours to debunk what the believers claim, yet no one takes them to task for 'profiteering' Care to
explain that discrepancy?
I am not trying to tell you how to present information,
Well actually YOU ARE, but I still like ya
I am just asking you to reflect on your goals overall and act that way...you seem like a smart chap, use the intellect verses the desire part when
contributing..make your stand bulletproof verses relying heavily on people not doublechecking your contributions to establish a faith based
understanding of the subject.
I have made my 'goal' and reason for being here clear many times.
A) I am not a UFOLogist...
B) I am here to search out answers and topics that interest ME and help me on my PERSONAL quest for answers.
C) I share my opinions like anyone else here does.
D) My 'style' of posting seems to be doing well...
I could equally 'complain' about the debunkers broken record type posts in every thread no matter the topic... gets old seeing page after page in an
interesting thread taken over by endless "It ain't so, your nuts" type posts
Since the whole of UFOlogy is still currently SPECULATIVE anyway, as there is no proof either way, does it really matter? Sure I specifically look for
things that support my viewpoint, and go out of my way to document that viewpoint... Rarely do the non believers ever even take the time to look at
the links, so sure are they that they are right.
In one thread that posted the CNN press release, Byrd, supermoderator at ATS, posted a comment
Originally posted by Byrd
I'd pay more attention if it was on CNN.com and a LOT more attention if it was on NPR.
This is what I mean about not even reading before stating opinion. How can you say "I'd pay more attention if it was on CNN.com" in a thread that has
the CNN video posted?
Are all the skeptics here on such a mission to state their viewpoints that they don't even stop to think a little? Very discouraging, very
The thing that bothers ME the most is that the non believers never want to look at the whole picture on how things are inter related, they just have a
narrow focus on only one piece of the puzzle.
I will say again... the current amount of news coming from min stream media finally taking the topic seriously, the reports coming from NASA and
groupsd like the Royal Society all at the same time is in my opinion VERY SIGNIFICANT
You can say I slant it anyway you like... but at the end of the day, people are smart enough to see that something has changed, that something is
ok, rant over...again, I like your posts (many anyhow), but (people like) you tend to also frustrate me to no end when you go down the faith route.
If you don't have faith in your own work, then what is the point
edit on 1-10-2010 by zorgon because: None of your concern