posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 06:54 PM
Originally posted by stanguilles7
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I certainly grasp that insults and repeating the lines and data of others seems to be the basis of discussion here. I don't necessarily come to every
debate with my boxes of notebooks for years online in tow. I bring my brain and my ability to reason and think through a problem with logic. I don't
look to simply repeat the data of others while offering no reasoning of my own.
In other words, you present your own opinion, with zero evidence to back it up, and when pressed for evidence, you take your ball and go home.
Hmmm..... I'm ATTEMPTING..to keep civil discourse and walk from the combat threads and the fighting that ATS has all too often become.
It isn't a debate and it's not about showing each other evidence. That's getting to be a joke on entirely too many threads. Now I am far from someone
who comes light on links, quotes, citations of evidence and general support of my positions as a general rule. If anything, I get nasty notes
occasionally about TOO much of it.
It's Sunday though and I am not always 100% raring to spend my day finding proof against the same arguments these forums see a few times a week, every
week without fail. In fact, this thread is the 3rd one TODAY I was a part of or following closely on THIS exact topic. Should I just copy/paste? It's
the same arguments from your side...to the same counters on my side..and on and on.
If trying to disengage and attempting to prevent actually adding to the problem of open fighting is seen as weakness...I can accept that if the long
term of this site improves. ATS has FAR more fighting now than is healthy. It will do quite well without my adding to it...,however sorely tempting
this thread made the risk.
This thread and the combat nature it started as, right from the title itself, is precisely what is bringing down one hell of a good site. Now..I
really am done on this thread. Call it taking my "ball" home, or whatever you like. I call it spending my Sunday evening on something better than the
equivilant of debating advanced theories of physics with a 10 year old. It just doesn't get anywhere and EVERYONE ends up pissed off in the end.
Oh.. Refer to the few dozen other threads I HAVE posted Links, Quotes, Charts or other supporting evidence. It simply wasn't worth the trouble here,
once it became clear this was never intended as anything OTHER than a straight up combat thread.
Enjoy your combat. I cede the field for more productive discussion.
edit on 29-7-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)