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Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by Char-Lee
I think the place to start is why you and people like DJW001 contribute regularly tot he site.
Why do you contribute regularly?
Isn't it okay to bring some facts to the table?
Isn't it okay to be logical and test the issues being claimed?
That sounds fine but it seems like you guys are putting down people who dare entertain conspiracy theory and not just believe mainstream sources. In that case i can imagine why a person would want to be on these particular threads unless they just get a kick putting people down as this is the proper place to bring alternative thought to the table.
"The Elenin Haters..."
Originally posted by gwydionblack
It is comments of ignorance and know it all's that make me absolutely despise ATS.
Let me point this out to everyone who thinks they KNOW about Elenin.
You don't know if there is any merit to the Elenin doomsayers.
You don't know if Elenin is going to hit or not.
You don't know if Elenin is going to have any affect whatsoever on the Earth as it passes.
You don't know if Elenin is even broken apart.
YOU DON'T KNOW.
Reports are coming in that Comet Elenin is breaking up. This is somewhat of a surprise, but not unexpected or uncommon. Comets like Elenin that come from the far reaches of the solar system sometimes break up as the approach or leave the Sun. Their orbits bring them very close to the Sun where the comet is subjected to horrendous gravitational tidal forces of the Sun.
Originally posted by XtraTL
Umm, yes, we do know. It is called science.
Originally posted by filosophia
Dooms day comet or whatever it is, code named elenin? Sounds too much of a coincidence.
That is a straw man argument. This is not about probabilities. It is science and not guess work. Well, you guessed and you are wrong.
It is a logical fallacy to assign probabilities to the situation.
Sorry, but none of that is relevant. It is your arrogant belief that people are not capable of determining the outcome. I say they can and do on a regular basis. Yes, people are capable of determining that Elenin is not a danger.
Sorry, you are mistaken. An object's movements are subject to the forces acting on them. A comet is no different.
Again, your wild eyed speculations are wrong. Had you anything to back up any of these crazy claims you'd have done that. You still can. Please back up any of these things I have pointed out as false.
It is a fallacy to claim that this is all from the government.
All you have is a lack of understanding that you are attempting to project unto others. Instead of criticizing others for understanding the issues you should consider becoming someone that knows why these things are known and verified.
So what exactly do you think it is then?? Blindly assuming it is now on collision course just because of reports about it breaking up is just silly.