NASA's goals no longer include "understanding and protecting" Earth -- has Earth already been conquered by the Aliens?
A New York Times article
, dated July 22,2006, describes
a subtle change in it's "Mission Statement".
It used to include the phrase, " to understand and protect our Home Planet". Now the phrase has been
Of course, the phrase originally implied that NASA's missions were to, in part, do research to develop greater
understanding of the Earth; it's ecology, it climate, to study pollution and, simply, how the planet functions geologically. This statement, the New
York Times article notes, has been omitted.
The statement, "to protect our Home Planet", has also been omitted. Of course, this also implied that NASA's missions would contribute scientific
data to help maintain the ecological, environmental balance on the planet.
The New York Times article's author, Andrew C. Revkin, goes on to conjecture that this omission was made to bring NASA's mission statement in line
with environmental policies established by the Bush administration. Simply put, there is no global warming or environmental or ecological disaster
looming in our future so why bother making it an issue? At least as far as the Bush administration might state things.
But another way to look at things would be to suggest that there was no longer any reason to "protect" the home planet. Why not "protect" the
Earth? Perhaps the answer is that it is already too late! Maybe the change was in response to the fact that the Earth has already been conquered by
an alien government which, naturally, would see no need to unite "puny Earthliings" in a resistance against the inevitable. After all "Resistance