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What makes people who believe in the Chemtrail conspiracy tick. . ?.

  1. They are primarily intuitive thinkers not concrete thinkers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. They distrust the government and other authorities

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  4. They understand history and know similar acts have happened and will happen again

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. They are easily misled by rumor and supposition

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  6. They have collected adequate evidence to support their belief

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. They lack critical thinking skills

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  8. They combine logic with intuition to form the closest match with reality

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. They are conspiracy junkies . . . believe almost anything

    12 vote(s)
    66.7%
  10. They understand deceit and human behavior and some conspiracies are real

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. They have no concept of atmospheric science and contrail formation principles

    11 vote(s)
    61.1%
  12. They understand enough science to make an informed and valued decision on what they believe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Poll . . .What makes people who believe in the Chemtrail conspiracy tick. . ?. . Choose the single most likely response . .

    (See poll above)
  2. MikeC

    MikeC Senior Member

    13) they like the look of their own posts
  3. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    I tried to set up a poll but it failed. . . I was hoping to conduct this identical poll on a different Forum and compare and contrast the results. . . .
  4. hemi

    hemi Senior Member

    5, 7, 9, 11 are all variations on a theme.

    likewise 1, 2, 8, 12

    You could boil the poll down to...

    Why do people in believe in chemtrails?

    1) They don't understand the science.
    2) They assume something that might exist does exist, regardless of evidence.
    3) Both of the above
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  5. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    You are missing the point. . . This poll is for both sides of the debate and includes the most frequently cited reasons for belief or disbelief . . .
  6. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Why do you say that. . . ? Please explain?
  7. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Some early result from other Forum . . .

    POLL: What makes people who believe in the Chemtrail conspiracy tick. . ?.

    5) They are easily misled by rumor and supposition **23.5% (4)
    11) They*have no concept of atmospheric science and contrail formation principles **23.5% (4)
    1) They are primarily intuitive thinkers not concrete thinkers **11.8% (2)
    3) They distrust the government and other authorities **11.8% (2)
    8) They combine logic with intuition to form the closest match with reality **11.8% (2)
    2) They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth **5.9% (1)
    6) They have collected adequate evidence to support their belief **5.9% (1)
    9) They are conspiracy junkies . . . believe almost anything **5.9% (1)
    4) They understand history and know similar acts have happened and will happen again **0% (0)
    7) They lack critical thinking skills **0% (0)
    10) They understand deceit and human behavior and some conspiracies are real **0% (0)
    12) They understand enough science to make an informed and valued decision on what they believe . . . **0% (0)
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    Non-Blank Votes: 17
  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think the question and the supplied answers are really useful. "what makes them tick"? Surely you should be asking "why do they believe in chemtrails?"

    All you answers are vastly open to interpretation. What on earth does "They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth" mean? It's doubly subjective, and hence essentially meaningless.

  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've made it into a real poll.
  10. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Mick. . . Now any compare and contrast between Forums is invalid!!!!
  11. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    NOTE: The other Forum only allows on choice . . . Not multiple responses. . . . Early compare and contrasts

    View Poll Results: What makes people who believe in the Chemtrail conspiracy tick. . ?.Voters 5. You have already voted on this poll

    They are primarily intuitive thinkers not concrete thinkers 00%
    1) They are primarily intuitive thinkers not concrete thinkers **5.6% (2)

    They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth (1) 20.00%
    2) They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth **13.9% (5)

    They distrust the government and other authorities (2) 40.00%
    3) They distrust the government and other authorities **5.6% (2)

    They understand history and know similar acts have happened and will happen again 00%
    4) They understand history and know similar acts have happened and will happen again **0% (0)

    They are easily misled by rumor and supposition (2) 40.00%
    5) They are easily mislead by rumor and supposition **13.9% (5)

    They have collected adequate evidence to support their belief 00%
    6) They have collected adequate evidence to support their belief **8.3% (3)

    They lack critical thinking skills (3) 60.00%
    7) They lack critical thinking skills **0% (0)

    They combine logic with intuition to form the closest match with reality 00%
    8) They combine logic with intuition to form the closest match with reality **11.1% (4)

    They are conspiracy junkies . . . believe almost anything (3) 60.00%
    9) They are conspiracy junkies . . . believe almost anything **11.1% (4)

    They understand deceit and human behavior and some conspiracies are real 00%
    10) They understand deceit and human behavior and some conspiracies are real **5.6% (2)

    They have no concept of atmospheric science and contrail formation principles (4) 80.00%
    11) They*have no concept of atmospheric science and contrail formation principles **19.4% (7)

    They understand enough science to make an informed and valued decision on what they believe 00%
    12) They understand enough science to make an informed and valued decision on what they believe . . . **5.6% (2)
  12. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  13. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Mick,

    1) I present the photos to spur discussion. . . I made no comments or analysis. . . These photos can be argued either way . . . Thay can support either side of the debate. . .
    2) I have never taken the position that persistent contrails and cirrus cloud banks did not exist before. . .
    3) I would argue possibly the number, frequency, and probability of inducing cirrus cloud banks has increased. . .
  14. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    You would argue that possibly the probability has increased? Hardly a worthwhile thing to argue.

    The context of photos is important. Chemtrail believers are bombarded with photos of the most extreme examples of contrail covered skies. This makes them think that those extreme cases are both frequent, and something new.

    If you did the same survey, but just showed photos of blue skies and short contrails, or just persistent contrails from WWII, then would you get the same result?
  15. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    I actually believe you would. . . IMO The belief in the conspiracy is reenforced every time they see persistent contrails in the sky. . . It is an emotional response, I have felt it myself. . . .no mater what anyone says there is a primeval, instinctive fight or flight response to something in the sky that is man made . . . Instinctive or irrational, it still is there . . .
  16. Noble1965

    Noble1965 New Member Banned


    Let's not forget that you think "new technology" is being used to intentionally place a new type contrail into the sky.

    Correct??
  17. Noble1965

    Noble1965 New Member Banned


    Interesting, I have never felt any such thing in relation to the trails in the sky. I wonder why...

    Could it be that I'm more knowledgeable about what I see, so I know there is no reason to fear them?

    Is it also not a normal position to take that since I know that they aren't anything to fear, and I have the knowledge, that I should try to help those who don't understand what they are seeing, to understand? Or, does that make me a "shill" who works for "them"? Which is the reasonable position?
  18. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Really? Why no panic in the streets then?

    Nobody pays any attention to contrails. Except nerds and conspiracy theorists.
  19. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    1) I think it is a deliberate policy decision (a slow roll) to not mitigate the increase in the number, frequency, and persistence of trails and cirrus cloud banks . . .
    2) I think the high efficiency engines have produced a new species of contrail which is contributing to the situation
    3) I also think the marked up skies are good cover for any experimentation which could leave visible evidence . . .
  20. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    I think your approachis counterproductive . . . making people angry and upset contributes toirrational reactions and emotional behavior . . . it does not make peopleevaluate their beliefs it makes them more stubborn and resistant . . .
  21. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  22. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member


    Nobody pays attention to membrane theory except nerds . . . so . . . no onetalks about chemtrails except on the internet . . . it is a small marketfranchise . . . the people upset are most likely the same group that believes inTPTB and they feel helpless to change things . . . why would chemtrails be anydifferent . . .

  23. Noble1965

    Noble1965 New Member Banned

    1) I disagree. I see no reason for them to do any such thing. Unless they want to appease some kooks on the internet.

    2) A contrail is a contrail is a contrail. Be definition. The only thing that is different, is the amount of water vapor produced, and how that added vapor reacts with the atmosphere. The trail itself is a contrail. There is no debate.

    3) Of course you do. I understand why. But, I disagree because I think it's speculation and assumption based on a "different" world view.
  24. lee h oswald

    lee h oswald Banned Banned


    That's because they are new - both the frequency and the extremity. As I've said before: if the sky where I am - over one of the world's largest cities, London - is, at some point in any given day, covered either partially or completely by cloud cover created by aircraft emissions in 35 to 50 per cent of given days in one year, then does that not indicate both the extremity of the condition, and the frequency? Use Occam's Razor, if you like.

    Hi George, I was looking forward to answering your question from the thread Mick decided to censor. I'll get to it at some point, one way or another. Mick censored another thread after a good 15,16,17? can't remember how many pages. It was just getting going, I thought.

    What I don't understand, Mick, is this: when you've had enough of arguing the point with someone, why don't you just go and chat elsewhere? There's so much more you could be doing. If other people want to argue then why not let them? It seems you either always have to be there, supervising, or you ban or close thread. When it gets juicy, or you get bored?, you tell people they're 'incorrigible', or 'you've got no evidence' that's a good one. Have you looked up lately?
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  25. lee h oswald

    lee h oswald Banned Banned

    Oh yes, I'm having trouble with the 'reply with quote' button as well. Server too busy, all that jazz.

    Anyone else?
  26. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I want to encourage more focussed discussion. I'm fine with people starting new threads on particular topics. Long threads are pointless as repositories of debunking, as they are too hard to navigate.

    And it's hardly like I didn't let either you or George say your pieces :)
  27. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    There have been problems since the vBulletin software "upgrade". This is just running on spare space on the contrailscience.com server, which is running a really old version of Ubuntu. I need to upgrade, but it's a bit of a pain.
  28. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The amount of contrail cloud cover is a subject of intensive ongoing study around the world.

    That contrails contribute significantly to cloud cover is not in issue. Even back in 1980 they knew this. It's been steadily increasing since the 1950s.

    It does not bother most people. Maybe it should. But I'm not sure if there's a debatable issue there. Personally I'd much prefer clear skies to contrail skies, and the skies here are mostly blue. I imagine it's a lot worse where you live.
  29. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Most of the time . . .
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  30. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    It would have been nice to have had a chance for a one post summation . . .
  31. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Okay, I've re-opened it. Y'all can have one post each to make your point.
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  32. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  33. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Update from other Forum. . .

    POLL: What makes people who believe in the Chemtrail conspiracy tick. . ?.
    2) They have a proper view of reality and understand the truth **25.0% (18)
    11) They*have no concept of atmospheric science and contrail formation principles **18.1% (13)
    6) They have collected adequate evidence to support their belief **11.1% (8)
    12) They understand enough science to make an informed and valued decision on what they believe . . . **9.7% (7)
    5) They are easily mislead by rumor and supposition **6.9% (5)
    8) They combine logic with intuition to form the closest match with reality **6.9% (5)
    9) They are conspiracy junkies . . . believe almost anything **6.9% (5)
    10) They understand deceit and human behavior and some conspiracies are real **6.9% (5)
    3) They distrust the government and other authorities **5.6% (4)
    1) They are primarily intuitive thinkers not concrete thinkers **2.8% (2)
    4) They understand history and know similar acts have happened and will happen again **0% (0)
    7) They lack critical thinking skills **0% (0)
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    Non-Blank Votes: 72
  34. Noble1965

    Noble1965 New Member Banned

    I see nothing surprising. That "other forum" is a conspiracy forum, right? GLP?
    I'm sure I could guess most of the 18.

    Nope, there is no way they could be mistaken. Right?
  35. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Just what are you afraid of Noble. ?. . it is just an experiment to compare and contrast two different types of discussion Forums. . . I don't know what the eventual outcomes will be or what it might mean but I have enough patience to wait and see. . . .
  36. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Do you think there is a difference in how people think . . . don't know if right brain/left brain is a sound theory but it seems to make some sense at a practical level . . . [link to www.web-us.com]

    Left Side

    RationalResponds to verbal instructions

    Problem solves by logically and sequentially looking at the parts of things

    Looks at differences

    Is planned and structured

    Prefers established, certain information

    Prefers talking and writing

    Prefers multiple choice tests

    Controls feelings

    Prefers ranked authority structures



    Right Side


    IntuitiveResponds to demonstrated instructions

    Problem solves with hunches, looking for patterns and configurations

    Looks at similarities

    Is fluid and spontaneous

    Prefers elusive, uncertain information

    Prefers drawing and manipulating objects

    Prefers open ended questions

    Free with feelings

    Prefers collegial authority structures
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  37. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    There are lots of differences in the way people think. It's not a simple spectrum.
  38. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    We agree for one of the few times . . .
  39. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    The same forum you were thrown off from for your abusive and intimidating behaviour.
  40. George B

    George B Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member Staff Member

    Really. . . Noble got baned on GLP. . . I wonder why?????

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