posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 11:04 PM
I've been reading ATS for a while now. I've always been interested in conspiracy theories, unorthodox religious theories, UFO theories, and
basically any and all theories.
I studied philosophy in college and I study law now. I hope that ATS might serve as an outlet to discuss things that can get you ridiculed and
marginalized in the usual law school and general society social circles.
My interest in the types of subject matter on ATS have been incubating and developing for a long time. The foundation is my life-long tendency to
question authority of any kind. I was apparently a difficult child to raise as I demanded reasons for anything my parents told me to do, and not just
the simple, false reasoning parents often give to their kids.
Eventually I developed libertarian political views and an interest in the unexplained (UFOs, conspiracy theories, the great mysteries of the universe,
religion, etc.). I watched the X-files religiously as a young child, and enjoyed reading about UFOs and the outer bounds of our scientific and
religious knowledge. I have always had a deep-seated thirst for knowledge and the truth. Having grown up watching the X-files, I always fancied myself
as a bit of a Mulder, but I'm a bit more discreet (haha).
I get the impression that many folks on ATS are interested in only one or a few of the areas discussed on this site. I've got an interest in all of
them. Yellowstone fascinates me. I follow politics and the current tyrannical police-state religiously. I've walked a long path of beliefs and views
on UFOs from believe to skeptic to believer to currently believing intelligent life might be out there, but science suggests it would be virtually
impossible that we could ever meet them. That said, I'm open-minded and appreciate any sound theories that might move my understanding closer to the
I've been reading ATS for a while now, and feel that it's time to post on a few subjects that I know well. I hope to contribute to the often
intelligent debate on the site, and I don't think I would be willing to join if not for ATS rejection of unfounded claims and high standards applied
to the things people post. ATS isn't a free-for-all where any off-kilter imagination (there are many) can post whatever they like and find it
accepted as gospel. The quest for truth is helped by skepticism of all, even the skeptics, and ATS strikes a great balance between open-minded and
skeptical doubt. That's why I'm here.
I don't know if that's what an introduction is supposed to include, but if I left anything out I'll gladly answer questions. Thanks.