#1 Believers in Mysterious Planet Nibiru, Comet Elenin Await Earth's End07-24-2011, 09:33 PM
By Natalie Wolchover
Published July 24, 2011
Renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan once described a "baloney detection kit" — a set of tools that skeptical thinkers use to investigate any new concept. A few of the key tools include a healthy distrust of information that isn't independently verified, critically assessing an idea rather than becoming irrationally attached to it simply because it's intriguing, and a preference for simple explanations over wildly speculative ones.
The waxing obsession with the planet Nibiru , which conspiracy theorists say is a planet swinging in from the outskirts of our solar system that is going to crash into Earth and wipe out humanity in 2012 — or, in some opinions, 2011 — shows that an astonishing number of people "are watching YouTube videos and visiting slick websites with nothing in their skeptical toolkit," in the words of David Morrison, a planetary astronomer at NASAAmes Research Center and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
May the FORCE be with you!
07-24-2011, 10:29 PM
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Heaven's Gate (religious group)
The logo used by the Heaven's Gate group Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1928–1985).
On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide in order to reach an alien aircraft which they believed was following the Comet Hale-Bopp, which was at its brightest.
"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
07-25-2011, 01:14 AM
Makes a good combo too!The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
07-25-2011, 10:39 PM
Am doing my best just to read in these forums, and now I am forced to log in and agree with the Articulate One.
I too, just love this little "hair on fire" smilie!
He is so adorable, will just have to steal him for my personal emails as well!
:p ~ ABC
Last edited by ABC in Georgia; 07-25-2011 at 10:41 PM.American By Choice ~ 1980
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