posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 08:04 AM
Look at what happened with this comet. It came in from the outer-most reaches of the solar system for the first time ever. It was something no human
eyes had ever seen before. It entered the inner solar system, and, on its first approach, was hit by a CME and disintegrated at perihelion.
In any rational, logic-based, and scientifically-driven society, this would have been a beautiful, once-in-multiple-lifetimes event. But, what have we
done to it. It became a mockery and a testament of our own (in)ability to base ourselves in common sense.
What should have been a truly astronomical event was turned, by us, into a source of cynical paranoia.
Those who saw this for what it was - comet being seen by us for the first, and now last, time - should feel privileged, both to have witnessed and
appreciated such an occurrence.
Those who saw this as yet another chance to degrade, reject, and slander our sciences and to take advantage of others - they should be humiliated.
But, of course, they won't be. They weren't the last time, nor the time before that... and they won't be the next time. Whatever the reasons people
use to justify their insolence...I just hope they're satisfied.