Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NASA and Pseudo Scientific Folly, has a guest article, "The Great 2012 Doomsday Scare" that was written by E. C. Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. In it, Krupp gives reasons why the "Mayan End of Times 2012" is just a bad joke. "Most of what's claimed for 2012 relies on wishful thinking, wild pseudoscientific folly, ignorance of astronomy, and a level of paranoia worthy of Night of the Living Dead", says Krupp. 

Now not to be a conspiracy theory type of guy, But....... why would I rely on NASA for any information? Let me see: There have been 6 manned landings on the moon between 1969 and 1974, but here we are, nearly 40 years later, with computers that far surpass what was available in '74, and NASA keeps putting off future manned moon landings. They say that we need 20 years to prepare for another manned landing. Call me crazy, but something just doesn't add up. They don't say, "We need 20 years to save up the money for a manned landing", they say, "We need 20 years to prepare for another manned landing". I know. You science fictions freaks think exploration of space is a worthwhile way to spend tax money, but I say to you: "If it takes one year to travel from earth to Mars, and one year to return, and there is no food, water, or air on that planet......... Why???" 

Just something to think about: If NASA told you that you were going to drive from Florida to Death Valley, CA, and were going to travel at 5 miles per hour all the while, and that during this trip there would be no stopping to get out of the vehicle for any reason. That you would be eating and sleeping and doing all bodily functions in that vehicle, and that when you finally did get to Death Valley, you will be allowed to go out and spend several hours walking around to make mental notes of the landscape. Then you would get back in the vehicle and return to Florida, moving, again, at 5 miles per hour, and keeping the same routine as when you went to Death Valley. Would you think that NASA could find many mentally normal people to sign on for this trip? What is the difference between this scenario, and a trip to Mars by NASA? They both accomplish about the same result, but the Florida to Death Valley trip could prove to be a much better use of taxpayer money. 

Lord Howard Hurts 

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