Monday, October 15, 2007

Wonkette(?) Misses the Boat on ETs

The well-known blogger Wonkette(which as far as I can tell, is no longer even being written by a and is a corporate sponsored blog)recently wrote a pretty misleading and ill-informed article about Stephen Bassett's recent National Press Club Press Club conference on ETs in DC.

The article makes silly references to 'ET monsters' that are going to invade Earth, and the fact that Bassett's conference is proof that anyone can get a room at the NPC.

The author didn't seem to bother to mention that the 2001 Disclosure Project at the National Press Club was one of the largest NPC meetings to date.

The author also confuses the meteorite that recently landed in Peru with ETs.

Yes, Peruvians who are getting close to this meteorite are getting sick, but it may have more to do with some toxic substances that were already in the ground at the time of impact.

I don't tend to buy the fact that aliens have it in for planet Earth:

1) It seems that there might be more effective means to take over the world than by dropping a rock into the ground, particularly in the country of Peru. Maybe DC itself, or some more important economic or government institution would be more a much more powerful statement.

2)If ETs were going to successfully attack Earth, it would have been better to have done it before WWII, before we had the atomic bomb fully developed. Who knows what all weapons the government has developed since the 1940s.

3)What do we have that they want anyway? Carbon dioxide?

Why don't reporters or the many readers of his/her blog ask these glaringly obvious questions?

Why do these people think its idiotic that we might consider that we aren't the only ones in the universe?


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