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"I don't know whether the authors are just bad scientists or whether they're unscrupulously pushing NASA's 'There's life in outer space!' agenda," wrote Canadian microbiologist Rosie Redfield in a blog that ignited the web furor
Originally posted by DJW001
Redfield's comment about a NASA agenda raises some intriguing questions. Are they clutching at straws to pander to public tastes in the hopes of keeping their funding? Or is there something else at work here?
The fact is we havent sent a human into space since the supposed moon missions. That in itself is suspicious to me. I dont believe that we are capable of going into deep space with any of our technology of today.
The Earth’s atmosphere extends out 10,000 km above the surface of the planet; although, it is extremely tenuous at this altitude. Only the lightest gases, like hydrogen and helium can be found there. It is from this layer of the atmosphere, called the exosphere, that molecules from Earth can escape into space.
Are they clutching at straws to pander to public tastes in the hopes of keeping their funding? Or is there something else at work here?
The hype about that old news www.abovetopsecret.com... "Life forms based on Arsenic" and spread world-wide with those hype in MSM, in these days, was only a Mediatic Test about more Big News coming in 2011.
I've always thought that NASA scientists seem to lean in the direction of believing that life is ubiquitous in the Galaxy/Universe, and is possibly even likely in our solar system.
At least that is the attitude I get when I read papers by NASA scientists such as Chris McKay and Geoffry Landis. I've always felt NASA to be very "pro-life elsewhere". I don't know if it is an "agenda", as the information in the OP asserts, but it seems to be the pervading attitude.
Which makes sense, considering that almost all scientist consider life elsewhere to be likely, and that would include NASA scientists.
Originally posted by russ1969
reply to post by DJW001
I dont think it is off topic at all. The quote you posted implies that nasa hasnt found life as yet. My point is, They havent explored space enough to know. The international space station sits about 200 miles above the earth. The earth,s atmosphere extends out to 10,000 kilometers.
I posted my opinion about the funding and speculated about a future program. Then i pointed out the fact that we dont send humans into space because i believe we have never been there