posted on May, 18 2012 @ 01:06 PM
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by SaturnFX
As a skeptic, I am not doing a good enough job debunking the EOTW stuff that pops up.
That's not a skeptic.
A skeptic doesn't know the end result and seeks answers.
You sound like you already have your mind made up, that the world isn't going to end any time soon, and that any claim that it will is automatically
This means that you are actually a faith based believer, you have faith they are wrong, and you believe that you know what you are talking about.
This is very different than the generalized skeptic who admits they do not know the future and instead applies logic and questions things until the
facts become more apparent.
edit on 18-5-2012 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
I don't know when civilization will end. I am certainly open to the idea, and am overall concerned about a multitude of things, from the very real
space threat of asteroids and such coming in and bonking us. Its why I support things like nasa and the like so we can be better informed.
I say debunk things as they come down..because what can be debunked, should be debunked asap in order to not let it grow into something bigger than it
I try not to go into threads dismissing things just on principle...hell, I still read the planet x type threads before concluding anything..of course,
I am leaning heavily towards this being already put to bed, but never know, so will at least read through things until I trip on the first
misconception or presumption based in inaccurate data.
Tomorrow a earthquake may swallow the world, or a dragon will fly down and toast us..sure...but without sound evidence by actual reputable sources,
then why entertain the notion overall as anything to be seriously considered? A bajillion different scenerios with no evidence may happen
tomorrow...if the actual core evidence of say, reptilian skinjobs is the exact same as spagetti monster ghosts coming to eat the eyes out of
people..why would I become worried about the reptilians..or not worry about spagetti ghost monsters...
Ultimately, until there is strong evidence, preferrably peer reviewed, showing something destructive...then it should be treated as an academic
hypothesis moreso than something to prepare for..no?
The radiation coming from the meltdown is a real threat...this worries me a lot more than nibiru..there is quantifable evidence of a quite unnerving
set of events going on that we need to first off, fully understand, and then counter with equal good science.
My only belief comes in how we should handle claims, not how to believe or not believe in claims in general.