I have to agree with anhinga,
Our science makes a lot of assumptions. So do most of you. If you think we have the sphere of our solar system so well mapped, then show me the
high-resolution pictures of it. Show me the billions of kaiper belt objects ... oh wait, you can't. In fact, I will make that easier ... show me
the complete mapping of the asteroid belt between mars and jupiter ... oh wait, you can't.
Show me high resolution pictures of Pluto ... oh wait, you can't ... but you CAN show me a lot of artist renditions. Show me the high res of Venus
... our closest neighbor. once again, you can't show me more than a handful of photos. ok, what about a high res of the moon, you know, in a meter
or less resolution ... since we were there 40 years ago ... oh, that's right, we don't have the moon mapped at that resolution ... hmm ... seems
like when it comes to outerspace, we don't have much knowledge or proof. Ok, how about our ocean floor ... we must at least know every thing about
it ... nope ... not that either. well ... I guess we humans claim to have all the answers while we are still studying and progressing. One day, we
might know as much as we claim today, but at that time, we will have even greater delusions of grandeur ... unless we mature as a species.
The fact is, any theory is just as valid as another ... except for the moon is made of blue cheese type of thought. Just because your mind is closed
doesn't mean that it is impossible, it just means you are limiting yourself and IGNORING all truly plausible possibilities ... and ... ignoring
possibilities would be intended ignorance ... so
We don't have all the NEOs tracked. We find new ones all the time. There is no reason why a extra planet cannot be found. I don't have to believe
it is there to believe it is possible. Until we travel through space ... we cannot claim such things as fact either way ... to do so is naive and
childish. It is like saying you are right because you said it. That just isn't the case.
We just discovered that we didn't come from the milky way ... we are just finding out that moons of other planets could support life (if not have it
already) ... there is so much that we find out that SCIENCE said was impossible or improbable just a few years ago ... that I cannot fathom how much
ignorance it takes to keep blindly supporting theories and ideas as fact that is stated by people who have made the wrong assumptions so many times.
That would be like returning to the same 'psychic' and giving them money when they have been blatantly wrong on 99% of what they said, but since
they got 1% right, they must know what they are talking about.
What skeptics forget to do, is use their skepticism BOTH WAYS. If you do not, then you are not a skeptic, you are just a believer in the negative ...
you choose to disbelief anything that you don't already follow, or choose to believe someone else who claims to know a certain thing, and all others
must be wrong because your faith in that entity (NASA, gov't, ESA, etc.) is so solid. Well, I am asking skeptics to be skeptical of BOTH theories of
these entities AND others ... or lay off a bit and realize how ignorant and foolish you sound when you just choose to pick on one side of an argument
... especially in a field that has no sound evidence to deny or prove either way and either side.
If you can't be fairly skeptical, then, don't try to get high and mighty and cut people down who don't believe as you do, lest you wish it be done
to you. No side can claim to be right.
Please leave the childish denials in your mind and present the cold hard evidence for your side that you claim the side you argue against doesn't
have. If not, then, just be quiet and respectful of others and their opinions, ideas, and theories.