posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:45 AM
(reposted with permish from the Emoluments of Mars blog
Mike Bara, a former CAD-CAM technician in the aerospace industry, calls himself a "born-again conspiracy theorist." He has no knowledge of,
or training in, astronomy.
On 28th October last year, Bara appeared as a guest on Coast-to-Coast AM, basically to plug his appalling error-filled book Ancient Aliens
. George Noory was aware of the controversy Bara's previous book had stirred up over the so-called "Daedalus ziggurat" on the Moon, and
asked about Dr Stuart Robbins' criticisms of Bara's deductions (Dr Robbins is a fully qualified planetary astronomer with very good knowledge of
selenology). Bara said something to the effect that Robbins didn't know what he was talking about, and Noory said "He's a scientist, though, isn't
he?" Bara snorted and replied "Yes, he's a scientist, but he sucks at it."
Robbins had already sent e-mail to Noory asking for a right of reply, something that had loosely been agreed to already after a previous
Barathon. Noory replied actually during the Oct 28 show, saying that Mike Bara had agreed to an online debate but would not be available until
February. February came and went, and Noory suggested April. April came and Noory stopped responding to Robbins' e-mails. Finally, this week, Derek
Eunson ("binaryspellbook") urged Cost-to-Coast to get this debate set up and got the reply "It takes two to tango."
So Mike Bara insults a qualified planetary scientist, offers no justification for his daft opinion, then won't allow debate on the issue.