Re: Facing facts

Ian Goddard (
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 02:25:56 -0400

At 05:23 PM 4/25/98 -0700, =- deluxe -= wrote:

>> At 01:41 PM 4/24/98 -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
>> >There's a very simple point the Mars conspiracy people are missing.
>> >It would be in NASA's own best interest to publish and claim
>> >anything they thought was remotely artificial, thereby firing the
>> >imaginations of everyone, and launching a manned space race to Mars
>> >to investigate.
>> IAN: Yes, I came within an inch of suggesting
>> that maybe the "Mars face" deal was a NASA
>> conspiracy for exactly that reason, since
>> it would compel people to want to send a
>> satellite to Mars, and thus to finance NASA.
>> For NASA to suppress information about Mars
>> life would be antithetical to its own interests.
>This all seems silly. If true, their plan backfired in some ways.
>I think NASA might face equally damaging risks promoting ETs. They could
>loose their credibility. Which, in my mind, is a valuable tool for
>getting research cash.

IAN: Well, assuming it's a serious theory,
it's not like they'd promote it under the
banner of NASA. But they really wouldn't
need to promote by any means, since some
people would promote it anyway for free.

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