Originally posted by sherpa
Ok, I bought it, hit me with the big stick.
Pulling all this conjecture together is like giving "bad science" a
but as a rear guard my worldview causes me to get dumped on a lot so I am
used to it...
That is why we are not 'allowed' on the Moon
Is why subsequent missions were 'faked' after the first one or two
Is why NASA boasts a nonforthcoming policy regarding the Moon
Is why we have much better pictures of Mars than the Moon
Is why nothing of note has happened in 35 years or so (in spite of the mineral rich resources with exception of micromining)
Is why we are in a space arms race
Is why Bush et al let Osama off the hook
Is why Iraq figures so prominently in our foreign affairs
Is why the G8 countries are on the same page
Is why Bush et al wants to push space (like Mars or ISS, not
I could go on. Not many Americans realize how savvy the Bush family is, and how long they have been in power. The interest is for all of humanity, not
just America anymore. And all our enemies, if they cannot be used as a distraction can be allies in this push on the space front.
So what are we pushing against? What is the resistance? I submit it is a race, possibly human or descended from such, that have left for the stars,
hundreds, perhaps thousands of years ago, and the Aristarchus reactor is their calling card like some great blue flaming arrow. Little did they know
we would grow up, and not just ask questions but actually come knocking! It might have been during one of the ice ages, who knows when, so placement
of the reactor was not critical. But according to what we know today, if the reactor was interrupted or breached there is no way of assessing the
damage to the ships so many light years away, and when they come out of relativistic speed they will be prepared to defend their Moon with whatever
means necessary, so we must be armed to the teeth for this eventual encounter, a war of the worlds!
Now here is the knot: Even if all this were fantasy, I further submit based upon what we know today we will eventually have one of these reactors
doing the same thing for our ships, and we will arm it to the teeth to prevent tampering, and no one had better come knocking or we will come out of
relativistic space blasting! Isn't it funny how history repeats itself?
Besides, it is a very effective beacon to call back home for far flung missions.
As a test to at least partially confirm these suspicions, I predict Kaguya will fail. We have about three months to see what happens.