posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 04:25 AM
I have a similar issue with NASA, but as I've posted in another thread there isn't much can be done about it, short of hacking info for
Recently I was appalled by some of the information given our on their 'ask an astrobiologist' section in which the author touted AGW as scientific
fact. Now it's my understanding that the Co2 we emit as a race could not compare to the emissions mother Earth produces and that it's simply
arrogance on our part to assume that climate is not cyclical which myself, along with many renowned universities with many respected scholars propose,
and the evidence is overwhelming.
I would have thought it's not an area of concern for an astrobiologist to comment on Global Warming, so why were they so vehemently on their
homepage? I raised the question via email and got a shockingly blunt 'you are confused - do you know how science works' response.
Needless to say, the argument could not be settled in this brief exchange and he no doubt had better things to do, but slightly offended as he had
side-stepped a response in place of an attack, I held respectfully that he could be wrong as he has been wrong on other issues, and cited, again his
own words, where he stated regarding planet rotation that it has not and could not ever happen to any planet, so why were we all so worried about 2012
(I don't think anything like this will happen and my response had nothing to do with 2012). I pointed him toward our neighbour Venus which has a
retrograde rotation thought to have been caused by impact similar to the size of that which is thought to have created our moon. My point? It can and
has happened, therefore if he is wrong about that, how can he in the face of masses of geological data, avidly promote the AGW theory?.
I didn't get a reply to that, and he still hasn't corrected any of his wording on the site.
This is of course a personal exchange and I'm not normally prompted to message anyone but I felt the dismissive responses were abhorrent and it has
only further marred my opinion of the folks at NASA... I say that regretfully as there's so much we can learn from them, if they only choose to be