However, we have also had those who insist on belittling and insulting the integrity of believers in general and usually specific members of this forum. Those folks won't last long.
Even believers who have to assert their "superior" knowledge of the subject as if it is the only way to look at things will find not-so-much welcome here. Its OK to be a KIA here as long as you are respectful about it.
The key to getting along here is to state your position in a way that doesn't project a personal attack, then do not be offended if and when it isn't understood, or is ignored.
So I guess the Scientific Establishment has worse problems than we do. Nearly all of the respected vocations have difficulty with the Ancient Astronaut Theory (as expected), but they also have difficulty with other researchers in their own fields and apparently treat them with the same amount of derision that they heap on AAT. Here is a recent example:
Enter the world of ancient Egyptian DNA and you are asked to choose between two alternate realities: one in which DNA analysis is routine, and the other in which it is impossible. "The ancient-DNA field is split absolutely in half," says Tom Gilbert, who heads two research groups at the Center for GeoGenetics in Copenhagen, one of the world's foremost ancient-DNA labs.
“I don't understand people's harshness. This is pioneering work.”
Unable to resolve their differences, the two sides publish in different journals, attend different conferences and refer to each other as 'believers' and 'sceptics' — when, that is, they're not simply ignoring each other. The Tutankhamun study reignited long-standing tensions between the two camps, with sceptics claiming that in this study, as in most others, the results can be explained by contamination. Next-generation sequencing techniques, however, may soon be able to resolve the split once and for all by making it easier to sequence ancient, degraded DNA. But for now, Zink says, "It's like a religious thing. If our papers are reviewed by one of the other groups, you get revisions like 'I don't believe it's possible'. It's hard to argue with that."
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/ ... 2404a.html (for the whole article)
Now I am not claiming that we as interested followers of AAT are in any way "Researchers", or are on any kind of par with the scientists that are studying Egyptian DNA or finding Extrasolar Planets or curing Cancer. But maybe if more established researchers are having the same kinds of problems "getting along" then maybe we all should just "chill out" about the whole thing. The AAT is pioneering work too.
I have always suggested that we should always try never to offend nor get defensive about others assertions when we post here, because this trait in humans is what keeps us from progressing.
That is why I have asked the moderators to be fairly strict about fairplay here. You as a forum member may have a great point, maybe even a burning skepticism, but if you cannot make it nicely and respectfully, then it might be better if you keep it to yourself, or you may be warned publicly or banned from posting on the board.
Also, If you need to whine a little, thats OK. Just if it gets out of hand, expect cheese as a response...we're not children.
Since I am here discussing this, please let me also point out that this forum is provided for Legendary Times A.A.S.R.A. Members to discuss AAT topics. Off-topic threads should be kept to the off-topic sections of the board provided and those forum members that are not subscribers of Legendary Times, should seriously consider subscribing; because that support is what provides this forum in the first place.
This post is not intended to change or add rules. I hope to make the point that we all have something to say here and the only censoring done here is not of ideas, but of attitudes.
I also want to publicly thank our moderators. They have all done pretty good trying to follow my cryptic suggestions.
Lets all keep trying to "Crack the Code".
LT Forum Admin