posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 05:41 PM
I read the article the other night - interesting stuff. And Dr Salla's credentials are interesting to me too - i have a degree in one of the areas he
However I did have to catch breath over the linking of the Columbia tradgedy with this. Simple flawed logic - the status of the shuttles fuel load at
the time of the accident is totally and utterly irrelevant - to imply that an expolsion took place - given the dynamics of shuttle reentry and a badly
disabled "flying brick" hitting the atmosphere and disintegrating - ipso facto is a bomb/ terrorist activity merely casts doubt upon the whole
article (fwiw i believe that 90% of the shuttles fuel is used in launch and what remains is not even required during reentry - this is designed to be
a glider after all) and casts the whole thing into the relms of extremist fantasy.
Personally to implicate this honorable and noble crew - who cannot speak for themseleves - in some kind of hush up op - given the tradgedy of the loss
of life is deplorable.
I would only add that in such a researched article the references to published works is as to be expected in an academic piece - though I have yet to
check out his sources. However in the case of the Shuttle disaster this is notably weak and in my eyes seems to be a last minute addition and weakens
the whole work.