So much is lost when you type words on a keyboard and hit send when it comes to topics as grand and enigmatic as this is. There is so much more I could say in person, but too lazy to type which dilutes the debate so very quickly. I imagine the opposition feels precisely the same.
I don't see this as "Believer vs Debunker" as some might. We are far more complicated creatures than that. Even the most hardened of skeptics could be persuaded to take a second look just as the most feverish believers could be tempted to taste the elixir of scientific perspective if presented in a non-threatening manner or environment.
Truth is, online forums are not the place. It's bad enough that words can be misconstrued face-to-face...But written words on an internet forum especially on a topic as volatile as this one? Madness.
I suspect the conversation, face-to-face, with myself and others who feel how I do, versus the sutz's and Roland's of the world who feel how they do, would be completely different than how it goes here in the online world. And that is why I disengage from these threads rather quickly.
Threads miss the human connection that can only happen in person.
So sutz, when are you going to hold the first "Aros Has Lost His Mind And Here's Why" summit?