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Hello BC.

engbren Wrote:
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> Hi Lee,
>
> Is this not a consequence of the audience?

....

> I find
> it harder to engage with your threads typically
> because they are well researched.

I have heard this before, but I would think this would make the opposite true. The conclusion I have come to is in general people just want to say what they think about whatever without really having to think about it. Opinions are like assholes-everyone has one. I know it sucks, but the problem though is to truly understand history there has to be effort beyond a smattering of popular consumption media.

> The only value I
> can add is to ask clarifying questions, which are
> often frustratingly simple and perhaps answered
> elsewhere.

What could be more valuable to a conversation than a question? This is where it began in the first place.

> The alt posts on the other hand are typically
> (although not always) poorly researched and
> presented. This simply allows more people to jump
> in and “add value”.

I suppose this is part of the allure of beating up on the fringe. It is an easy target that requires little to no effort.

> As an example picking the
> recent power plant set of topics, If I started a
> thread that the great pyramid was a power plant
> built to harness geothermal energy and cited as
> evidence the fact it has subterranean passages and
> rooms. Add in the vibe I got when I visited was
> that this was a piece of machinery not a tomb.

That was the vibe I go too....

> To
> throw in a conspiracy bent, it was stripped by the
> Egyptian monks during the Ptolemaic period so as
> not to let the technology fall into the wrong
> hands and we have a genuine alt proposition.

Lol. Ok, that is an interesting twist.

> The entire premise is of course absurd and I have
> presented no evidence but the idea is so fanciful
> that it captures the alt imagination.

Hmm. I see. Apparently I have underestimated the inspiration of bullshit.

> many alts
> would become engaged because it furthers the power
> plant idea. Because the thread then grows in alt
> popularity then the non-alts need to jump in to
> rubbish the idea as they have relevant knowledge
> and the cycle goes on.

Very well said BC.

> This is a long winded way of saying as many alts
> appear to be here for the fantasy/ escapism as for
> the progression of knowledge.

And the mainstream is here for what then? The OP asks why is there not more than this and if so then what is it?

> Interestingly, I’ve posted some threads here on
> purpose bordering on fantasy and barely received
> any pushback or support. Instead they were largely
> ignored just as the threads I tried some serious
> discussion in.

It takes a village I guess.

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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 1743 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 286 cladking 05-Jul-19 03:29
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 242 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 04:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 265 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 05:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 227 engbren 05-Jul-19 12:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 193 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 175 engbren 08-Jul-19 13:54
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 211 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 14:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 206 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 194 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 184 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 168 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 05:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 174 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 05:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 197 Aine 05-Jul-19 18:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 174 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 164 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:23
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 164 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 169 Aine 06-Jul-19 20:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 166 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 141 Aine 07-Jul-19 00:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 189 cladking 07-Jul-19 00:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 151 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 137 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 135 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 138 Aine 10-Jul-19 01:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 134 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 175 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 09:52
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 180 Thanos5150 06-Jul-19 15:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 Aine 06-Jul-19 16:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:05
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 167 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 cladking 06-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 151 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 161 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 149 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 17:51
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 161 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 163 Susan Doris 08-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 136 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 159 drrayeye 06-Jul-19 18:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 166 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 16:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 167 cladking 07-Jul-19 16:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 156 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 166 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 164 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 170 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 142 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 172 Thanos5150 08-Jul-19 01:35
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 161 eyeofhorus33 08-Jul-19 21:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 156 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 15:56
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 151 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 137 Thanos5150 10-Jul-19 00:46
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 163 eyeofhorus33 09-Jul-19 20:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 144 Thanos5150 09-Jul-19 23:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 engbren 10-Jul-19 08:24
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 145 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:14
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 144 engbren 02-Aug-19 09:27
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 163 Thanos5150 02-Aug-19 14:36
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 133 engbren 02-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 180 Thanos5150 03-Aug-19 14:22
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 129 Aine 09-Jul-19 22:07
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 243 Jgeeta 08-Jul-19 02:43
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 158 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:28
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 168 KsFisher 08-Jul-19 19:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 157 cladking 09-Jul-19 13:08
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 149 KsFisher 09-Jul-19 19:49
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 126 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 135 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 173 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 04:16
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 208 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 149 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 196 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 162 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 163 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 162 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 171 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 158 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 147 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 172 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 150 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 184 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 155 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 156 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 152 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 141 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 151 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 160 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 143 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 147 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 153 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 156 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 145 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:19
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 153 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 02:48
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 147 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 07:04
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 135 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 15:37
Unfortunately 149 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
Re: Unfortunately 143 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 00:09
Level 3 145 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 137 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 164 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 154 kborissov 12-Jul-19 02:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 160 Corpuscles 12-Jul-19 02:59
Australian jargon 162 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 180 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 149 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 148 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 155 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
Re: Australian jargon 146 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:00
Re: Australian jargon 174 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 01:47
Re: Australian jargon 178 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
Re: Australian jargon 159 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 03:58
Re: Australian jargon 162 Thanos5150 11-Jul-19 04:02
Re: Australian jargon 141 cladking 11-Jul-19 04:22
Re: Australian jargon 160 Corpuscles 11-Jul-19 04:50
Re: Australian jargon 142 cladking 11-Jul-19 14:31
Re: Australian jargon 154 Warwick 11-Jul-19 15:31
Re: Australian jargon 142 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 150 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 171 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:11
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 161 cloister 11-Jul-19 13:32
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 144 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 14:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 159 cloister 12-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 205 Thanos5150 13-Jul-19 01:33
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 176 AndyBlackard 11-Jul-19 19:40
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 141 Eddie Larry 11-Jul-19 19:47
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 162 Warwick 11-Jul-19 19:58
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 175 Dejus 12-Jul-19 11:20
the Dinosaur destroyer 297 hendrik dirker 12-Jul-19 15:02
Re: the Dinosaur destroyer 230 Robert Jameson 14-Sep-19 13:35


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