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Originally posted by SharkBait
You are asking about one aspect of the 2012 hoax that I have not discussed, because I didn't think anyone would take it seriously. The “dark rift” is just a popular name for the broad and diffuse dust clouds in the inner arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which block our view of the galactic center. The entire "galactic alignment" scare is pretty crazy. Late in December the Sun is always approximately in the direction of the center of the Galaxy as seen from the Earth, but so what? It happens every year, and the years around 2012 are no different. There are no special forces from the galactic plane or the galactic center. The only important force that acts on the Earth is gravitation, and that is dominated by the Sun and Moon. The planets have no measurable effect, and that is why astronomers don't care about so-called planetary alignments either. But the con-men and snake-oil salesmen who are trying to scare you have decided to use these meaningless phrases about "alignments" and the "dark rift" and "photon belt" precisely because they are not understood by the public. It is too bad, but there is no law against lying on the Internet or anywhere else except in a court of law. As far as the safety of the Earth is concerned, the important threats are from global warming and loss of biological diversity, and perhaps someday from collision with an asteroid or comet, not the pseudoscientific claims about 2012.
NAI Senior Scientist
Originally posted by RussianScientists
reply to post by SharkBait
SharkBait, I feel a feeding frenzy coming on and you of course want to be the meal since you labeled yourself "SharkBait".
You are all over the internet making invalid claims for a small side kick agency (NAI) of disinformation set out by NASA. You claimed that no Astronaut has ever seen a UFO, that was not only bold, but simply a foolish claim.
The following is a quote from another source:
Why did David Morrison, NAI Senior Scientist, claim that no NASA astronaut has seen a UFO. Here is Gordon Cooper's first person account of UFO sighting. www.space.com... Here is an interview with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin where he recalls the crew seeing a UFO outside their spacecraft video.google.ca...
I wrote that no astronaut had seen a UFO in space. While Gorden Copper thinks he saw unexplained phenomena while flying in the 1950s, this obviously was not from space. Concerning claims that he has seen a UFO from space, the 1999 Space.com article you refer to quotes Cooper as saying "No, somebody made a lot of money selling Š lies on that one ... It was totally untrue, sorry to say." Concerning Buzz Aldrin, he was misquoted, with the explanatory part truncated from the interview as aired, as we explained in an earlier answer posted here (use the search engine to find it). Sorry, but there is no compelling evidence for space aliens, and certainly not from NASA astronauts. Be skeptical; there are a lot of false or misleading claims about UFOs circulating. David Morrison
NAI Senior Scientist
February 1, 2007
Here is another quote about you:
On January 31, 2008, David Morrison, NASA’s senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA became a "cult expert" of sorts.
In response to an allegedly anonymous post on his "Ask an Astrobiologist" web page, Morrison effectively branded all legitimate Nibiru researchers as cultists intent on “scaring lots of people with totally false stories.”
The post is an obvious smear aimed at Zecharia Sitchin, author of The 12th Planet. It is therefore important to note that the first edition of Sitchin’s ground breaking work on Nibiru, as described in the Sumerian texts, was first copyrighted in 1976 – decades before astronomers first discovered the existence of brown dwarf stars.
The fact is, even as an old scientist, anyone can call themselves a Sr. Scientist or be labeled a Sr. Scientist, that doesn't mean squat.
Furthermore your words of wisdom don't mean squat because you yourself have absolutely no proof whatsoever, you simply want us to bow down to you because you have Sr. Scientist and NAI by your name; forget any bowing down because a swift kick is more likely what you deserve to get rid of disinformation artists like yourself out of the public eye, spreading disinformation for money and claiming to be a Sr. Scientist is as bad as it gets.
The Mayan scientific calendar has not lied and I doubt it ever will lie to the masses; unlike yourself. As a matter of fact the other Mayan calendar that most people never hear of; is or was an incredible calendar also and it ends at approximately the same time period.
[edit on 21-5-2009 by RussianScientists]
The planets have no measurable effect, and that is why astronomers don't care about so-called planetary alignments either.
Originally posted by Larryman
I am wondering if our Solar system will pass through a concentrated layer of invisible Dark Matter in the galactic plane, on December 21, 2012.