posted on Jun, 7 2006 @ 01:50 PM
He does go on a bit... I loved the Death Star/Iapetus juxtaposition, though.
I thought the "starseed"/Cambrian explosion stuff was very interesting. I'm in the unhappy position of being neither a creationist nor a Darwinist
(talk about oppressed minorities) and the mention of Forbidden Archaeology was cool, it's a book I really want to get... some time.
And it is really odd looking at the straight lines that are visible on the 'limb' photos.
But why is it that these guys always seem to go that one step too far? There's a great book by Paul LaViolette called The Talk of the Galaxy
in which he presents a lot of evidence that a) our theory of pulsars is falling apart and b) pulsars are actually large-scale exoengineering projects.
He then spoils it completely by asserting that all these pulsars are arranged to make a pretty pattern in the sky to warn us of an impending cosmic
It's disappointing, because I kind of like the idea that we're getting more and more used to a fairly insignificant place in the universe: God did
not, actually, make us in his own image, the universe does not revolve around the earth, we are not the only life out there, interstellar travel is
not "impossible because Einstein said so"... and so on. Now PLV spoils his argument with the assertion that, rather than just come here and tell
us, a galaxy-wide civilisation left pulsar beacons in a pattern that we're supposed to decode and save ourselves from doom. It's a shame because
the stuff on pulsars is great!
Hoagland's the same... fascinating raw data, two and two make thirty-seven...