Originally posted by nataylor
So he is, most likely, a full of crap nutjob.
Whoa, hit the brakes! How did you arrive at that conclusion? Are you suggesting that all parapsychologists are nut cases by default? Not that I am
for or against this Joop fellow, but why would you make such a stereotypical statement?
I arrived at that conclusion because
based on the papers he's published, I see nothing that would qualify this man as an expert in molecular biology. Which he would need to be to make
this determination. I suspect there will be no hard evidence to back up these claims.
[edit on 23-8-2007 by nataylor]
Do you investigations before you shout. For those of you who read Dutch: here's an interesting
This article basically says that he may have found an explanation for an anomaly that the Viking Marslander found where oxygen levels and carbondioxe
levels in the soil rose without any appearant reason. What the professor has done, togheter with dr. Schulze-Makuch from Washington State University
is compare this with earthly bacterial lifeforms in the acrtic that are based on hydrogenperoxide and came to the conclusion that a lifeform based on
hydrogenperoxide could account for the readings. The hydrogenperoxide would serve as 'anti freeze' to keep the cells from crystallizing in the cold.
He himself states it as 'a very plausible theory', but none the less, just a theory. He thinks that Phoenix Marslander would be able to discover
such microbes - if they exist.
So, as usual, the story is blown way out of proportion. Life on Mars is not proven. But this theory is a step forwards in the discovery of life
outside our Earth.
Back to the reason of my post: Just because a google search turns up with some papers about the paranormal that this man wrote it doesn't mean you
don't have to take him serious? He is just interested in both Paranormal AND microbiology and he writes about it. Don't crucify him for it.
By the way, I think more people would take you serious if you say you believe in telekinesis than if you say you believe in alien abductions.
[edit on 24-8-2007 by cappuccino]