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posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by WingedBull

Originally posted by Dastardly666
I think you'll find I like this thread and gave the OP a S+F. It was you who joined in accusing the OP of never being a skeptic.


So? Disagreement is not trolling.


To put you out of your misery, look through your own posts and see what you do to threads which you disagree with.

I rest my case.




posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by Dastardly666
Okay. How about skeptics claiming there has never been alien contact with humans? Or there never will be alien contact with humans.


Again, sceptics would never claim there has never been alien contact with humans, in the past, currently or in the future - they just wouldn't accept it as fact without scrutinising it first, and even then it is always open to change if better facts are provided or discovered.

Let's have a humour break to dispel tensions regarding the word sceptic/skeptic"





-m0r



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
Sceptics (hardened or otherwise) do not believe there is no alien life - I think we have a mislabeling or inappropriate use of a word going on here.


Indeed. Skepticism of UFOs being alien craft is not a disbelief in alien life. Far from it.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by Dastardly666
To put you out of your misery, look through your own posts and see what you do to threads which you disagree with.


Again, disagreement is not trolling.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
Again, sceptics would never claim there has never been alien contact with humans...


Certainly. There may have been alien contact in the past, there may be alien contact now; a skeptic would not say it is impossible, but rather the evidence to support it is lacking.

I think that Dastardly would find the skeptic is far softer and more reason than the scapegoat caricature he has developed in his mind. However, he seems to have gotten himself wrapped up in the false dichotomy of skeptic vs. believer



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by tpg65

Originally posted by cripmeister
Any proof in David Adairs pudding or just Lazarian fluff?


I used Adair as a starting point and went on from there.

Seems to me that the people who know the truth are always going to be subject to ridicule . I personally don't think that Adair is a fraud , where as Bob Lazar definately is .

Try to keep an open mind , my friend . It helps

Regards.


Please continue on David Adair, what makes him more credible than Lazar? Does his background check out? I know he was on Greers roster of "whistle blowers" and because of that my spider senses are tingling...



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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DOUBLE POST
edit on 5-5-2011 by WingedBull because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty

Originally posted by Dastardly666
Okay. How about skeptics claiming there has never been alien contact with humans? Or there never will be alien contact with humans.


Again, sceptics would never claim there has never been alien contact with humans, in the past, currently or in the future - they just wouldn't accept it as fact without scrutinising it first, and even then it is always open to change if better facts are provided or discovered.


Your statement is a bit of a contradiction because the OP, who was a skeptic, was open to change and became a believer. But you suggested his/her thread be placed in the 'comedy' section.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Dastardly666
Again, sceptics would never claim there has never been alien contact with humans, in the past, currently or in the future - they just wouldn't accept it as fact without scrutinising it first, and even then it is always open to change if better facts are provided or discovered.


Your statement is a bit of a contradiction because the OP, who was a skeptic, was open to change and became a believer.


How is that a contradiction?



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by tpg65
I personally don't think that Adair is a fraud , where as Bob Lazar definately is .


Just curious tpg65, but why do you think that Adair is not a fraud and Bob Lazar definitely is, I mean are you willing to elaborate a bit more about why you did come to that conclusion?
edit on 5/5/11 by spacevisitor because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by WingedBull

Originally posted by Kali74
You don't need info in a post like this, it's a discussion forum not a post only accounts and facts forums. Trolls are hungry is all. Welcome to this side of the fence


Only the simple and closed-minded think that disagreement, asking for evidence and facts is "trolling". Only the simple and closed-minded think that discussion equates to everyone agreeing.


It's not an evidence and facts thread, it's an opinion thread which is perfectly fine to post on this forum. I have zero problems with anyone asking for evidence and facts in a sighting/report/video etc...thread. The evidence here is in his statement, the fact is he was a former skeptic and is now a believer. Calm down.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74
It's not an evidence and facts thread, it's an opinion thread which is perfectly fine to post on this forum. I have zero problems with anyone asking for evidence and facts in a sighting/report/video etc...thread. .


But that isn't what you said, was it?


Originally posted by Kali74
You don't need info in a post like this, it's a discussion forum not a post only accounts and facts forums. Trolls are hungry is all.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by Dastardly666
Your statement is a bit of a contradiction because the OP, who was a skeptic, was open to change and became a believer.


The OP claimed to be a sceptic. The same way that anyone can claim to have killed JFK. A claim of something does not make it factual. I stated that via their own presenting of what they considered to be a turning point that the OP was not a sceptic but rather someone who didn't know whether to accept UFO and Alien evidence as factual or not. In short someone who doesn't understand what scepticism is.

Scepticism is a completely different ballgame than just believe or not. You are a sceptic - don't believe me? Give all your money to a rich drug dealer and the aliens will make contact with you for your open mindedness*


Originally posted by Dastardly666
But you suggested his/her thread be placed in the 'comedy' section.


Yes I did and I still do. I've even whittled off a report of this thread which, as always when it falls with a certain bias in this subsection, has amounted to nothing. This thread is a coming out party. It's tilted to make it seem that scepticism is something which can be renounced and is unbecoming. Scepticism doesn't just disappear, it's an outlook which stays with you for life once you've discovered how easy, useful and absolutely brilliant it is.

Fact of the matter is we are all sceptical, to some degree, at our core. We just choose to play silly distracting games to pretend we're not. One of those games is UFOs and Aliens - I do not believe that people aren't sceptical (to a tiny degree at least) of claims of ET, UFOs or anything extraterrestrial, I think it's just more fun to be in the cool UFO gang rather than deal with reality.

-m0r

* Don't do this, this is just me proving you are capable of scepticism. But on the off chance you are not, I'm glad you know how to follow as asterisk down to tthe bottom of a post.
edit on 5/5/2011 by m0r1arty because: Forgot to add my asterisk info.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by WingedBull

Originally posted by Kali74
It's not an evidence and facts thread, it's an opinion thread which is perfectly fine to post on this forum. I have zero problems with anyone asking for evidence and facts in a sighting/report/video etc...thread. .


But that isn't what you said, was it?


Originally posted by Kali74
You don't need info in a post like this, it's a discussion forum not a post only accounts and facts forums. Trolls are hungry is all.


That is exactly what I said.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Here's a video worth reviewing from a thread I posted here on ATS in March of this year:

2011 IUFOC: 2010 Year in Review- New Video about People and Events in Ufology
www.abovetopsecret.com...







posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Actually, reviewing what was said, you are right. I mistook your statement to mean something else. I apologize.

This is skepticism at work; I had a belief, I took a look at the evidence and changed that belief accordingly.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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What you are describing is the difference between skepticism and Skepticism; while both are tool we use to survive, the forum is simply that, while the latter is a philosophy built upon that tool, used to understand the world we live in. We all employ skepticism on a day-to-day basis but we are not all Skeptics.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by WingedBull
reply to post by Kali74
 


Actually, reviewing what was said, you are right. I mistook your statement to mean something else. I apologize.

This is skepticism at work; I had a belief, I took a look at the evidence and changed that belief accordingly.


No worries, it happens

I actually consider myself a critically thinking believer



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty

Originally posted by Dastardly666
Your statement is a bit of a contradiction because the OP, who was a skeptic, was open to change and became a believer.


* Don't do this, this is just me proving you are capable of scepticism. But on the off chance you are not, I'm glad you know how to follow as asterisk down to tthe bottom of a post.
edit on 5/5/2011 by m0r1arty because: Forgot to add my asterisk info.


I am sceptical of some UFO videos and I will give my opinion on videos without having to ridicule the person who posted it.

If you tell me why you are sceptical about a UFO video, I will listen and evaluate, unlike most skeptics.



posted on May, 5 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by Alpal
"what if"

WHAT IF we have been visited
WHAT IF aliens live on earth
WHAT IF aliens are looking at you now,


SO WHAT if we have been visited... all they did was give us messed up religions
SO WHAT if aliens live on earth... they obviously are not messing up your day
SO WHAT if aliens are looking at you now... as long as they are not probing just go about your business







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