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Old 11-06-2009, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: Hollow Earth theory

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I started out a conspiracy nut.
I actually started out as the kind of people who call themselves "sceptics", but graduately learned to be just as sceptical about mainstream information as one should be about fringe conspiracy theories like David Icke's.

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Always was into weird stuff.
Natural and healthy curiosity, I guess.

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When I saw the twin towers go down I knew it was dodgy. But then I found the debunkers and they have good arguments.
Your gut feeling was right. You just stumbled on people well enough trained at providing disinformation to make you believe they actually have a point.

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The truth won't be discovered by nuts or debunkers. If there is a truth. I'm aware that reality is not firm and that something is going on.
In eg. physics or history a statement can be either true, false or a matter of interpretation. The way to find out what things are really like, is by filtering all information you receive and attempting to put it in either category judging by the evidence. In some cases, this may force you to change an entire theoretical construct because a few tiny elements thereof are blatantly false.

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But the trash most nuts dispense is damaging not liberating. It's not the stuff they give out so much as the belief they have in it WITHOUT QUESTION.
True. However, this attitude is common among both "conspiracy nuts" and "debunkers". An open mind is a very rare thing and neither the majority of "conspiracy nuts" nor the majority of "debunkers" are blessed with it in large numbers. The narrowmindedness and prejudice of "debunkers" tends to be even more disturbing since their finding support in mainstream academia on most issues make them feel superior and childish. Thusfar you appeared to be just another one of those douchebags, however your attempt to give an honest and serious explanation of where you're coming from makes me want to give you the benefit of the doubt

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Be unsure and you will win minds, I say. People are completely turned off by zeal.
It depends on how convincing your arguments are. If you can counter every argument they have, they just might start thinking for themselves. I don't see the benefit of expressing doubt, as this implies you just don't know what you're talking about
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