Originally Posted by caveBEAR;111910772[B
]I did - I researched on the internet (as did CC) and found absolutely no connection between Nicolas Rockefeller and the Rockefellers. That's. All. The. Proof. We. Need. [/b]
The OP (and semi-you) are the ones trying to prove something outside the accepted norm. CollectiveConfusion and I are part of that accepted norm. You guys, and only you guys, have a burden of proof here.
That's also the same for 9/11 conspiracy theories - the people who are with the accepted norm (the government didn't do it) don't have to prove anything to the people trying to convince us otherwise.
You didn't show me this "proof" until I asked for it. I just wanted to know why you claimed that this thread was bullshit. Once you provided that information, I said thank you and agreed that the link showed that Nicholas Rockefeller was not related to J.D. Rockefeller.
Also, the "accepted norm" isn't necessarily right. While I agree that it is up to the person on the outside to prove the "accepted norm" wrong, if the person in the "norm" claims that the person on the outside is full of shit, they should explain why.
If I claim that gravity doesn't exist, you could say "bullshit" and while you may be right in thinking so, you should at least back your statement up and point me to Newton's theory or something...
I'd also like to add that just because something is the "accepted norm" doesn't mean there is any real evidence to back it up. Nearly 80% of Americans are Christian... seems like that would be the "accepted norm"