posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:07 PM
It is unbelievable how narrow-minded some people can be sometimes (or pretty much all the time, in some cases, it would seem)
Some people around here seem to think that calling "hoax" on everything they don't personally understand, or what they imagine they do
understand is "denying ignorance" and so they do this, while making fun of anyone who would have an alternative viewpoint (cointelpro tactics,
much?) and pat each other on the back for a job well done in "denying ignorance," when really they're wallowing in it and attempting
to perpetuate it.
I understand that humans search for form and meaning in the random. We're just wired to do this. However, I find it highly ignorant to say: Well,
I've been told x,y,and z about mars, and this fits in with none of it, therefore, this must be something else which I do already know about
and understand. Do you not get that if scientists thought like some of you alleged "skeptics" that no discoveries would ever be made? We'd be
constantly trying to shove whatever new evidence into our existing paradigm. And that is what many of you do on a daily basis.
"I've been told there is no life on mars and I've been told there is no atmosphere, and I've been told there is nothing but
rocks, therefore, anything I see is a rock, and there is no way it's anything else, and anyone who thinks any differently is stupid and
deserving of my open ridicule."
Do you not understand how many possibilities you're automatically discounting with this kind of view? I very much doubt it. Some of the
possibilities haven't even occured to you, so they could be dismissed or entertained, I would venture. It seems that way from the poor arguments some
of you use (those who even bother with arguments, who are the minority).
"There is no air on mars, so there's no way this could be a rodent."
Really, professor? How do you know there is no air on mars? How do you know this isn't some creature with a biology far different than earth
creatures, which does not necessitate an oxygen-rich environment? How do you know this picture wasn't taken on Earth somewhere?
I have a feeling some of you could fly to mars yourselves...and even if a giant creature approached you with fangs dripping with acidic saliva, you'd
laugh and say "Wow, that rock sure is playing tricks on my eyes," right up until it bit your head off.
Is it a rock? The present pool of publicly available scientific knowledge and reason / logic would indicate this is the most probable reality. But
anyone who claims they know, for a fact that this is only a rock are fooling themselves as well as possibly wallowing in
ignorance. Assuming you don't have some kind of agenda that dictates you have to convince people of this, you should consider the possibility
you're being egoistic and narrow-minded.