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Message 1108897 - Posted: 23 May 2011, 0:11:28 UTC

Yes, i agree the history channel do present information as factual without showing any proof. But the Ancient Aliens TV show does raise awareness of another possible alternative to Darwinian evolution. So even if the vast majority of the cases presented in the TV show are rubbish, some of the cases do merit proper in-depth scientific investigation.

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Message 1108913 - Posted: 23 May 2011, 2:57:16 UTC - in response to Message 1108850.

I think THC is just tossing out ideas, sort of a 'food for thought'.


The problem is too many people assume The History Channel is authoritative on facts of history. They owe it to their viewers to only show facts and not conjecture.



:) People forget it's TV???

Start with that point of view...it will go a long ways towards resolving some far flung ideas.

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Are you suggesting that since it's TV that it can't provide factual information when they show "documentaries"?

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Message 1108922 - Posted: 23 May 2011, 4:05:38 UTC - in response to Message 1108913.

I think THC is just tossing out ideas, sort of a 'food for thought'.


The problem is too many people assume The History Channel is authoritative on facts of history. They owe it to their viewers to only show facts and not conjecture.



:) People forget it's TV???

Start with that point of view...it will go a long ways towards resolving some far flung ideas.

Martin


Are you suggesting that since it's TV that it can't provide factual information when they show "documentaries"?


No, not at all. I'm saying be skeptical. Keep your feet on the ground. Don't believe everything you see or hear.

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Message 1109241 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 2:16:35 UTC - in response to Message 1108922.

I think THC is just tossing out ideas, sort of a 'food for thought'.


The problem is too many people assume The History Channel is authoritative on facts of history. They owe it to their viewers to only show facts and not conjecture.



:) People forget it's TV???

Start with that point of view...it will go a long ways towards resolving some far flung ideas.

Martin


Are you suggesting that since it's TV that it can't provide factual information when they show "documentaries"?


No, not at all. I'm saying be skeptical. Keep your feet on the ground. Don't believe everything you see or hear.

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I fully agree, but not everyone does that.

It's hard to tell people to use critical thinking when they believe they're watching a documentary though. A documentary implies a certain level of fact-finding and truth, and most of the stuff on the history channel is conjecture and presumptions, and sometimes flat-out unfounded claims.

I understand trying to stir the imagination, but like you said, we need more people grounded in reality.

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Message 1109251 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 3:12:08 UTC - in response to Message 1109241.

....., we need more people grounded in reality.

Grounded scientists. Like me you mean :)

Your making me blush now Ozzfan. I know i'm good, but don't be telling everyone (:..:)

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Message 1109477 - Posted: 25 May 2011, 2:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 1109251.

just like the " The Event " show, the alien planet is teleported to Earth's orbit by warmhole teleportation; very interesting scientific concept.

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