posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:35 AM
Ever since this whole Obama birth certificate and OBL's supposed "death" we have seen a huge influx of new members on ATS. Suddenly the most
ridiculous threads are on the home page with top flags/replies/stars.
I am a huge fanatic of free speech and would never suggest that right be taken away from any member of ATS or the world for that matter, but come
The most recent one I replied to was in regards to a Spanish website about a Chinese scientist who says Aliens are coming behind a comet. And this
thread is numero uno on the ATS home page.
Conspiracy theory's are just fine and dandy since that's what ATS is all about and anyone can post whatever they want within reasonable terms, but
have all the other members here lost their minds? Have we all become SO engulfed with paranoia that every ridiculous claim that has no merit
WHATSOEVER is to be believed simply because it reinforces our fears or desires?
What happened to the analytical dissection of these kinds of claims? What happened to our collective ability to determine the most probable scenarios
based on limited data that ARE 'good' conspiracy theories? Where are all the skeptics? You know, the ones who keep things logical and down to earth
and make us question everything in order to find truth? Seems they all disappeared