posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by luxordelphi
I apologize. You certainly are acquainted with people that have been in scientific fields.
Your description of the tic-tac-toe game reminds me of playing the game on a computer back in the days of the Mercury program. Thanks for bringing
that memory back.
Although you certainly have been around scientists I can state that my experience has been that scientists are not terrorized. There are scientists in
private industry and in government. I have worked with both. I have worked people in universities. I have worked with people in secret government
Here's a funny story. Driving out of the base there was a small hand painted sign pointing out into the desert and it said, "Alien landing strip
this way." Almost went off the road I laughed so hard.
Scientists are not terrorized. They wouldn't all stay where they are if they were terrorized. If you can get to a meeting where there are posters and
you can get in without paying an exorbitant entry fee. Conferences at universities are usually open to the public. The discussions can be anywhere
from amicable to heated. If someone has a reputation based on 30 years of research and some upstart shows up and claims otherwise it can be - shall we
say - a spectacle.
It's too bad that notions such as people in the Middle Ages thought the world was flat ends up being taught. On the other hand, these incorrect ideas
get ferreted out and fixed. It is a slow process at times. The ancient Greeks spent over a 100 years deciding that the morning star and evening star
were the same planet.
Anyways, I apologize for my callous comments. Cheers.