reply to post by UKMinarchist
1) I did not start this thread looking for attention.
2) I did not start this thread hoping for a `warm fuzzy feeling`
3) I wanted to express something, so I made a video. I decided to use the video I made in a rant I wanted to start on ATS.
Okay...so now that I got those basic points out of the way.
I think that speculation is a very good thing. There are some very smart people across the net who are able to use critical thinking and come up with
some very intelligent ideas as to the truth of any situation. Some of those ideas can even stand the test of the scientific method of proving or
disproving a theory. I am not against speculation or brainstorming at all.
What I have a problem with is people who spout insane things knowing full well they are not making logic nor adding to the stream of human thought or
understanding. Often, but not always, these people are either running off of pure emotions or have an agenda other than adding to the process of
understanding the situation or issue being discussed.
I feel it is a very good thing that people question what is happening around them. The magic of being human is the power to wonder, be amazed and
question everything around us. We should think about what is happening and allow our minds to freely produce ideas and theory as to what is going on
Yet, when we really get down to the nuts and bolts of things I find that there are a lot of folks who are really not seeking to add to our shared
human understanding nor work out solutions to the problems society faces. Sometimes, when I break down what folks are saying I find that it is not
based on material conditions at all. They have crossed the line into fantasy; which is not a bad thing but they should be able to realize it and not
attempt to present their ideas as facts or viable solutions.
Everyone`s opinion and ideas are worth expressing and discussing. Yet, there comes a point in which is it very important to weed out which ideas can
be proven though the scientific method, and are viable, and which ones are not.