posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 10:44 AM
Originally posted by Hawkmoon1972
reply to post by -Thom-
It isn't the assessment that it is a rock. It is stating it as an absolute surety without acknowledging the FACT that there isn't enough information
to make it an absolute that get under my skin. There is entirely too much of the "It's a rock. Sorry" comments around here. As well as the
psychiatric diagnosis comments.
Is this object a rock? The highest likelihood is that it IS a rock. However, there is a minute chance that it is something else. That chance should be
acknowledged. Stating anything as an absolute without absolute proof is folly of the highest order.
There's also a minute chance that Hillary Clinton is a reptilian. What's the value of such a statement? Does ATS encourage this kind of reasoning?
What gets under MY skin, is that people are having a hard time letting go of the rodent theory. It's all about critical thinking and that's exactly
what's lacking on this site nowadays imo. There is no reason the believe it is not a rock, because there is no evidence.
Now, I'm not assuming you are one of those people because I understand your reasoning, it's the tendency to cling on to outlandish claims without
any evidence or reason to do so. It's a general thing.
I don't acknowledge the chance it is a rodent. It might be something else, but it's most likely a rock.