Originally posted by XPLodER
reply to post by ubeenhad
the moto of ATS is deny ignorance,
i have been biting my tongue about you slandering the science forum and acting like our members who post in the science forums are some how stupid or
to be clear.
ANYONE who wants to post in science is encouraged to do so,
even people who are not sure of what they post,
because what happens is the other members come into the forum with information and it gets debated and anyone reading the thread learns from the
people who post threads KNOWING their info is false,
have that thread moved to skunk works.
this is a conspiracy forum, you will get people who are experts and people who are novices,
all have equal rights to create in the science forum.
so pull your head in and stop attacking posters and scaring people away from giving it a go,
i dont believe the science forum should be left to the phds
i realise you are having a laugh at ATS expense with this thread,
but you have a way of getting peoples backs up,
i realise you are new here, so patience will be forthcoming from me,
but please dont dis the staff or members for their odd coding behaviours or posting style
Although I agree that everyone has a right to post wherever they want and don't agree with the person you are responding to.... at the same time, I
do feel the science forum has a higher standard. The science forum isn't the place for outlandish conspiracy theories that aren't based in science.
Afterall, it is the science forum.
Although a PhD isn't required to post there, a working knowledge of science is quite useful.
I'm not trying to start an argument or anything like that, but that forum is kind of important to me, being a scientist, I like having a place where
I can speak with like minded individuals without "dumbing down" everything that's discussed so the common every-day troll that passes through will
understand. I don't want to say they can't be there, but there really is a standard that they have to live up to.
Things like "flat earth theory" or theories about the earth being the center of the universe don't belong there, nor do paranormal studies or other
things that, frankly, aren't supported scientifically and belong in different forums than the science forum.
I guess I'm a bit defensive for that forum because it's the place I can count on going to and not expect to see really far out there, crazy things
that don't belong. I expect to see intelligent discussion based in observable fact, and that's usually
what I get. It's not extremely
active, but that's ok. There aren't a lot of controversial topics that pop up in science each and every day that are on the level to be understood
by the general public, so, they either don't get posted or only the major issues get posted, and those are few and far between. And that's ok.
Please don't take this as attackful, it isn't meant to be. Science is just the forum that isn't as open to unsupported assertions like so many
other forums are. Being the science forum, there needs to be scientific evidence to back up assertions and they can be discussed intelligently without
all the "drama" that is so common in many threads.