There has been much discussion and controversy around the Sandy Hooks threads. Skeptic Overload rightfully was appalled at how horrible these threads
had become, using terms like "wildly foolish" to describe them.
Let me share with you why it's important to have high standards. It's probably not what you're thinking.
Over the years there have been many controversial cases. 9/11 comes to mind as the most contentious. But did you see what happened? The "no
planes" and other outlandish theories made the entire "conspiracy" side look completely nutty.
Once this happens it's impossible to raise valid evidence because it's too late. You get lumped into the "nutty conspiracy theorist" category and
not only won't people listen to you, people will crush you with ridicule.
That brings us to Sandy Hook.
If there is any sort of a conspiracy, it's almost too late for the "conspiracy theorists" to be taken seriously. So much idiotic conjecture has
already been hurriedly uploaded in a race to get YouTube views, stars, and flags.
The "no victims" and "fake parents" theories are counterproductive. These theories are extreme, outlandish, and incredibly insensitive. As a
rule of thumb, before spouting of wild conjecture one might want to have substantial evidence. The more crazy the theory, the more evidence one must
have to avoid being seen as a kook.
Here's why this is important.
Every time somebody carelessly posts some wild, narcissistic conjecture it lessens the chance of any legitimate evidence from being taken
Here's an opposite example.
Asktheanimals created a well-researched thread
where he draws a conclusion that 2 guns
were found in Lanza's car, and supports his conclusion with video evidence. Whether you agree with his conclusion or not, it's a great example of
the difference between wild conjecture based on nothing more than a person's own personal beliefs, and an educated, thoughtful conclusion based on
evidence that is shown to us to evaluate for ourselves.
If Asktheanimals is correct in his conclusion, it would be tragic if it gets lost, buried beneath piles of mean-spirited, irrelevant, batsh!t crazy