Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by zworld
A research project to see what the common person could theorize .
We were test subjects,they got their info and fled.
I hope to hell we scared them a little with what we as a group came up with.
Would be nice if we scared them a little. I suspect, though, they are fascinated by what we've come up with so far.
After all, why did TM post in the big Arkansas thread in the first place? My feeling is that a period of observation by either TM or others associated
with him (or her) led them to think that the bunch of us here who spend much of our time within the Fragile Earth threads are, as a group, rather
different from what you'd find on most "conspiracy" websites. We cooperate to a remarkable degree and are able to work towards common objectives. Yes,
we get snappy now and then, but there is a great amount of respect here between us and we try not to get led astray too often by personal
While we're a very small group within the greater ATS community, with perhaps 100 to 200 or so who regularly participate in our various
quake/seismic/tectonic threads, we tend to stick to tasks much longer and with a greater degree of purpose than most.
The "Experiment in Alternative Methods of Earthquake Prediction" thread, for example, has been moving along quietly for around 3 1/2 years now since
it was started in May, 2008. Three and a half years -- and it still gets regular posts, we still discuss new ideas and keep looking for answers.
How many threads on other boards are still active after more than 3 years? How many threads have posts every single day for an entire year, like
And more importantly, why? I think it's because of the pot of gold at the end of our common rainbow. Yes, we all wish to gain a better understanding
of how our planet works, especially in terms of its quakes, but that's not the pot of gold. The pot of gold is to find ways to predict quakes with a
fair degree of precision. While there are already some methods that work well for volcanoes, there is precious little for predicting quakes.
And that's an appalling situation, because it means that until reliable methods are found, people will die in quakes who otherwise might have lived
for many more years.
I believe it's possible to do something about this. So do you.
I'll say that again. Saving lives
For me, that's what this is all about. Predicting quakes has value
People, I have held a young woman in my arms as she released her very last breath and the tragedy of that still haunts me. She didn't die in a quake;
it was just a tragic accident. But she went from full health and brimming life to death in moments, and her family still suffers because of that day
Quakes can take thousands or even hundreds
of thousands, and in many cases the violence and sheer terror of their end is so awful that any
person with a shred of compassion wouldn't wish such a fate on their worst enemy. But not only that, many times those thousands suffer those losses,
and for many it is a burden they can never shed.
So, it's my belief that all of you who share that interest in our planet, also share my desire to prevent this suffering, both to those who are lost
or grieviously wounded, and to those who love them.
I believe that helping to save even one life is worth anything.
I also believe that while a few alphabet agencies might be watching boards like 9/11 and US Political Madness to keep an eye on what is discussed
there, most couldn't care less about them. After all, nearly everything that is said these days in those boards has already been said a thousands
times before with some slight variations anyway.
They're just entertainment, really.
But here, it's different. We enjoy each other's company, yes, but we are not here to simply be entertained
. We actively seek the new, and at
the same time we help one other to learn. We welcome people who use their minds
and not just their brains. We are not satisfied to just parrot
scientific fact or theory. We are looking for the next new concept that might lead us closer to that pot of gold.
I believe TM posted because we do what many "professional" scientists are unable to do publicly. We'll put out any idea for discussion and we'll give
fair hearing, because we know that none of us is better than anyone else. Some are brighter, sure, but being the most intelligent isn't what matters
most. Intuitiveness is.
Why? Because it's what comes from the intuitive mind that could help someone reach that pot of gold.
Saving lives and saving people from needless suffering. That's the ultimate
pot of gold.
Have we been had? No, I don't think so. We have ideated, shared, made some baby steps forward.
And that's good.
edit on 13/11/11 by JustMike because: of a typo