That didn’t take long. The criticism is pretty blunt, too.
For cow-eyed UFO believers (especially ancient astronaut theorists) this is how peer-review works (and why it’s avoided by writers in both categories — if you don’t submit your work to peer review, it’s easier to make it look impressive to the masses who aren’t specialists).
In looking at this, I can’t help but wonder if the whole point of NASA was to just get the idea out there. Perhaps they did it because NASA needs a positive story, as is suggested in this article, but then again, maybe they are trying to popularize certain ideas. Just like with the Mars meteorite and the face on Mars, it does not matter what the scientific community says in the aftermath of announcements or controversy, once the idea gets out there, it takes on a life of its own. I’m just wondering if there is a behind-the-scenes purpose to all this.
The way I see it we the public (of little to no significance?) are being drip-fed knowledge of extraterrestrial existence throughout the cosmos why? I believe to cushion the blow of ET reality when Disclosure finally occurs. I have no idea why famous astronughts like Ed Mitchell would believe We are NOT alone and have been visited for millennia if something like it were not true. Could it be there are those here better experienced or qualified in their field to contradict his words?
it’s all about the (presumed) math – the Drake equation. Many people, including astronauts, need no more than that. They sincerely believe the odds are in favor of ET life. Sadly, they don’t examine the flimsiness of the Drake equation;it’ s pure speculation.