Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
I think any site that attempts to debunk something is as valid as a site that tries to prove everything. To me its all about the intent.

The Amazing Randy for example I think goes to far in his methods for disproving something "weird". Instead of working from a neutral premise he (and Psicop also comes to mind) work from a hostile standpoint and gear every test to disprove a thing while often disregarding findings that might prove something.

On the other hand many believer sites simply refuse to accept that there may be normal, rational explanations for something (the prevalence of "orb" photographs as an example, which have so many normal explanations and can so easily be duplicated that it makes their presence not really worth further study)

For my money... We live in an amazing cosmos with room for almost anything to exist in some form or another. But as soon as something "weird" is proven to exist it by default becomes normal.



The things that make us Happy, Make us Wise.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
debunking alternative theories 488 Titus Livius 02-Jul-09 19:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 355 cladking 02-Jul-09 19:55
Re: debunking alternative theories 293 drew 02-Jul-09 23:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 330 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-09 23:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 319 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 00:01
Re: debunking alternative theories 338 cladking 03-Jul-09 01:37
Re: debunking alternative theories 330 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 312 cladking 04-Jul-09 00:07
Re: debunking alternative theories 394 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 456 cladking 04-Jul-09 07:26
Re: debunking alternative theories 367 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 350 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 393 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 403 cladking 03-Jul-09 22:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 363 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:27
Re: debunking alternative theories 356 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 488 carolb 06-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 329 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 335 papalou 06-Jul-09 23:29
Re: debunking alternative theories 399 carolb 07-Jul-09 16:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 319 NetWorkAngel 07-Jul-09 16:51
Re: debunking alternative theories 362 Bobajot 08-Jul-09 03:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 356 Andy McCallum 02-Jul-09 22:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 323 Archae Solenhofen 02-Jul-09 23:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 300 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 00:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 344 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 03:17
Re: debunking alternative theories 349 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:23
Re: debunking alternative theories 414 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:20
Scott 338 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 346 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 349 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 360 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 23:59
Re: debunking alternative theories 338 cladking 04-Jul-09 01:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 341 Archae Solenhofen 04-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 347 cladking 04-Jul-09 18:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 321 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:47
The coiled serpent 317 Morph 06-Jul-09 13:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 346 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 07:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 332 cladking 06-Jul-09 21:46
Re: debunking alternative theories 380 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 391 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:16
Re: debunking alternative theories 380 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 331 Morph 02-Jul-09 23:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 335 drew 02-Jul-09 23:25
Re: debunking alternative theories 380 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:48
Re: debunking alternative theories 304 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 403 richarddullum 03-Jul-09 05:50
Re: debunking alternative theories 327 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 370 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 339 Titus Livius 04-Jul-09 11:57
Re: debunking alternative theories 382 cladking 04-Jul-09 19:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 314 Titus Livius 05-Jul-09 10:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 403 cladking 05-Jul-09 20:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 371 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 409 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 327 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 316 Essan 03-Jul-09 08:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 303 Laird Scranton 03-Jul-09 15:05
Re: debunking alternative theories 348 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:47
more scholarly feedback 269 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:00
Re: more scholarly feedback 328 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:45
Re: debunking alternative theories 524 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 18:42
actually.. 343 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:08
Re: actually.. 315 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:17
Re: actually.. 408 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:39
Re: actually.. 372 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:43
Re: actually.. 350 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:50
Re: actually.. 318 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:56
Re: actually.. 304 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:13
Re: actually.. 301 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:33
Posturing.. 334 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:46
Re: Posturing.. 367 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:54
Re: Posturing.. 321 Warwick 03-Jul-09 21:01
Re:Opinion Alert! 415 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 06:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 339 Warwick 04-Jul-09 17:58
Re:Opinion Alert! 295 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 19:49
Re:Opinion Alert! 308 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 20:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 323 Warwick 05-Jul-09 18:45
Re:Opinion Alert! 420 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-09 20:21
Re:Opinion Alert! 377 Warwick 05-Jul-09 21:05
Re: Posturing.. 348 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 08:15
Re: Posturing.. 317 Warwick 04-Jul-09 18:10
Re: Posturing.. 313 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 18:33
Re: Posturing.. 322 Warwick 04-Jul-09 19:09
Re: Posturing.. 387 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 19:27
Re: Posturing.. 337 cladking 04-Jul-09 20:01
Re: actually.. 399 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:15
Re: debunking alternative theories 336 drew 04-Jul-09 03:24
Titus 336 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 315 Diomede 05-Jul-09 22:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 386 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 337 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 14:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 348 Titus Livius 06-Jul-09 18:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 378 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 20:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 421 bookwise 06-Jul-09 15:24
Re: debunking alternative theories 322 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 15:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 308 Diomede 06-Jul-09 20:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 321 bookwise 06-Jul-09 20:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 367 Titus Livius 08-Jul-09 18:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 283 Warwick 08-Jul-09 19:03


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.