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The Sciences

Nonsense is easy

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOctober 28, 2009 1:02 AM


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You know why science is hard and nonsense is easy? Because as an adherent to reality, I'm not allowed to just make stuff up. Sadly, others need not follow that rule. "An official announcement by the Obama administration disclosing the reality of extraterrestrial life is imminent", indeed. What does imminent mean? A year? 10? I'm guessing never. But as long as the antiscience advocates can use words like soon, imminent, and impending, they can keep their believers on the hook. And why am I not surprised to see Richard Hoagland's name in that article? Every now and again I have to do that comical rapid-shaking-of-the-head accompanied by that wugga wugga wugga sound when I think that people actually buy into this, um, stuff. Wow. Tip o' the tin foil beanie to Sandra Prow.

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