Going with the drift off topic: why do so many people hate NASA so?
This is an agency with a purely scientific mission. Its object is to add to the human store of knowledge. Despite numerous failures and blunders, it
has, on the whole, been stunningly successful in this. And we, the general public, enjoy most of the benefits. If the military-industrial complex
benefits disproportionately, well, that is how it is with the world--he who pays the piper, etc. I don't see Woods Hole or the National Geophysical
Survey getting the same level of hate. Why NASA?
There is, as far as I know, absolutely no evidence to support any claim of NASA lies or cover-ups. No doubt there is a certain amount of
military-related activity (such as the use of the space shuttle to launch military satellites) whose details are kept from the public, but that is
only to be expected. From the scientific and exploratory side, talk of NASA cover-ups and lies is just that: talk.
And frankly, I am getting quite tired watching the anti-NASA booing squad disrupting serious discussion of science with their ugly cavortings. As long
as they stick to the idiot threads about moon landing hoaxes and faces on Mars and Nbiru, who cares. But when they appear in serious threads in the
science forum, they irritate and annoy.
If anyone has any
solid evidence of NASA concealing the truth about any
result from any
mission (except those undertaken
specifically for the military), I challenge them to present the evidence in a thread on ATS. The same goes for any other example of bad faith shown by
Better still, people with such evidence should institute court proceedings against the agency, or go to the media with it, or write a book. Put up or
They won't do it, of course, because they can't. There is not a shred of evidence that NASA lies or covers things up. All that exists is the kind of
conspiracy-theory rubbish that comes up when I google
nasa lies cover ups
. There's plenty of
that: some 406,000 hits in all. Tosh and twaddle, every single one of them.
In the absence of such evidence, I can only conclude that the haters hate NASA for not supporting their pathetic, childish little fantasies about
aliens, UFOs, secret military bases on the moon, faked lunar landings and good old Nbiru.
Well, sorry, guys, those things aren't true. They never were. Get over it.
Or show us your evidence. Start a thread.
(Oh, and by the way, no need to point me to existing threads. None of them is in the least convincing. We're talking about enough evidence to present
a prima facie
case, not some farrago of speculation and misunderstanding. Thanks.)