more comments to Bara's blog that might be censored...
Bara has been pretty good about not overdoing this, so give him a few more days to do the right thing, but here are current comments from me awaiting
RE: Uncanny coincidences show NASA controlled by Egyptian muthology worshippers
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My introduction to these kinds of claims was on your website in discussing the choice of launch time for the FGB, the first ISS component, in 1998. As
you recall, you triumphantly listed all the Egyptian constellational coincidences of the date and time
Since I was in charge of the orbital design team that created the criteria for the launch time in 1996-7, and saw how they led to the choices actually
made in November 1998, I was mightilly amused by the preposterous hand-waving on your website regarding 'secret intentions'.
This wasn't in the book, so we can discuss it in more detail elsewhere. But I spent a chapter in my 2002 book 'Star-Crossed Orbits'
) discussing exactly this process in the real space program.
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Mike: "NASA could have selected any number of spots along the Florida east coast to build their launch facility and still had the same benefit, and
they (just by coincidence) selected an area that is symbolically associated with the Egyptian god Osiris."
I was waiting to see if any of Mike's other blog-readers choked on these historical or geographical inconsistencies, but nope, they all seem to have
no problem swallowing them:
1. The missile range on 'Cape Canaveral' was founded in 1949. NASA wasn't organized until 1958. How could it have had any influence on a choice
made a decade before it even existed?
2. NASA chose an area for its moon port (pad 39) on Merritt Island, adjacent to but not on the geographical entity known as 'Cape Canaveral'. Sure,
the news media often simplistically calls it "Cape Canaveral" too (shuttles are still launched from there), but people concerned with geographical
and cartographical precision ought to know better.
So -- are these facts a 'surprise' to Mike?
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To expat, Bara wrote: "When someone A) calls me a liar without any evidence, B) compares me to a Holocaust denier, or C) just generally irritates me
with a nonstop series of inspid insinuations, yeah I tend to lose it. "
Maybe now that what goes around, comes around, and in the glow of the New Year (and your book's creditible commercial success), you might reconsider
why your own postings about me made me feel EXACTLY the way you wrote here that YOU felt about somebody else.
With a little empathy, we can work our way towards treating initial careless bad guesses and accusations into what can be documented, and what can't
Please join me on this step-by-step process.
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Your point on the meaning of 'Canaveral' is reasonable -- although 'canebrake' is the classic translation of it, 'reeds' seems an acceptable
Regarding Runway 33, though, you claim: "Our point, or course, is that NASA built the runway with a magnetic heading of “33” deliberately, just
as the launch pad at White Sands was designated “launch pad 33” deliberately. "
Well, what other reasons might the runway have had that orientation? Checking maps of KSC (for example,
) you can see the runway parallels the pre-existing rail and road lines running NNW from the VAB area.
Building the long runway with any OTHER orientation would have entailed significant disruption of the ground transportation infrastructure.
I suggest you are fishing for coincidences and have a statistically expectable level of random 'hits'.
Ditto the biblical reference:
Mike: "We simply noted that the famous verse known as “God’s phone number” is numbered 33:3. ... The point is, this is not “fact” that is
in dispute. “God’s phone number” is Jeremiah 33:3, period, just as we wrote in the book."
I didn't see it clearly in ProfF's note, but we all need to remember that the chapter and verse numbering scheme cited here is a very recent
literary add-on to the text, and even a few centuries ago wasn't consistent. This is about as pure a case of 'accident' as I can imagine
As for other accidents, you still make an issue of your claim:
"we never said that two “Apollo landings” took place on Hitler’s birthday. On the pages he cites we clearly write that NASA landed two missions
on the Moon on Hitler’s birthday, Apollo 16, and Surveyor 3 These are indisputable facts." In the book I clearly sensed the claim that this was
deliberate. Can you elaborate?
In general, your concentration on these angle numbers strikes me as artificial because the numbers themselves -- the 360 degree circle -- are
artificial. They're man made. The 'natural' measure of an arc is in radians, and if your numbers had made non-random patterns in radians, I might
have been more impressed.