posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 08:05 AM
reply to post by dgtempe
Forgive me, but I do not think there's anyone posting on this thread with an original thought.
Researching Internet resources can be done by anyone with time on their hands.
I just don't see how some here think we have "real"
I may be wrong? Forgive me if I am but I wouldn't plan your lives around what is posted here or anywhere.
Yes indeed it can be done by anyone - including students who will be come the scientists of the future, and those who are already scientists. Why do
scientists bother to post in online journals?
Now I contend that a keen interested amateur is just as knowledgeable as a university graduate, sometimes more so. Why should we not consider such
people as real Astronomers? What makes someone a 'real' Astronomer? Training? A University Degree? If you apply that to everything then I am not a
'real' programmer as I have never had one single minute of formal computer training, yet I manage to earn a living from it. How is this if I am not a
So tell me then, if you would not plan your life around anything posted anywhere just what would you accept as a source you could use to plan?
As far as I am concerned those on this thread who exhibit what I consider to be a sound astronomical knowledge I shall continue to consider as
Astronomers and it really does not matter to me if they have a University Degree in Astronomy or not.
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