posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 01:35 AM
Originally posted by TWISTEDWORDS
reply to post by galactix
Exactly galactis. For many years scientists theorized comets were water. Now, its a fact they are not made up of water or frozen ice.
I tell you, people can't even look at the word THEORY and go humnnnn, yup an idea or thought and not fact. Then they take those ideas make them real
in their heads..amazing..........
you are correct, we know next to nothing about celestial objects and how they interact with other objects. Heck science doesn't even know 1/10 of the
edit on 4-10-2011 by TWISTEDWORDS because: (no reason given)
The difference between scientists and people here is that when additional data is found that contradicts a theory, the scientists will generally own
up and accept it, expanding or rewriting their theories and knowledge of a subject, whereas here - with global warming for instance - data is only
accepted when it appears to support a hypothesis, cherry-picked so it does, or ignored on the basis of where it comes from i.e. 'The Man'. That's
the difference between science and the quasi-religious fundamentalism that infects many of the conspiracy mindset. 'Deny ignorance' doesn't mean
'deny everything'. 'Scepticism' doesn't mean 'question if black is white and get killed on the next pedestrian crossing'.
This thread is a perfect example: people far better educated, experienced and technically knowledgeable in astronomy and astrophysics than most here
(with the possible exception of the posters who gave us video and photo files above) saw a comet hitting the sun, via direct observation of
satellites. All the data they have leans towards that, but rather than accept that as the most likely truth, ATS members do what they do best - tell
stories. The wilder and more unlikely the better, because that's apparently more fun than just saying 'yes a comet dived into the sun'. I must be
weird, because I find the truth of the situation quite spectacular, without all the over-complex, under-explained, self-contradicatory, unsupported
waffle on top.