Pharyngula

The Journal of Cosmology replies

How nice. The Journal of Cosmology has published a set of commentaries on that awful ‘bacteria in meteorites’ paper — they’re almost entirely positive, almost fawning. There seems to be a dearth of critical thinking in this field…or it’s a filtered list. They have also added a Statement to the article. And oh, what a Statement!

Official Statement The Journal of Cosmology,
Have the Terrorists Won?

Only a few crackpots and charlatans have denounced the Hoover study. NASA’s chief scientist was charged with unprofessional conduct for lying publicly about the Journal of Cosmology and the Hoover paper. The same crackpots, self-promoters, liars, and failures, are quoted repeatedly in the media. However, where is the evidence the Hoover study is not accurate?

Few legitimate scientists have come forward to contest Hoover’s findings. Why is that? Because the evidence is solid.

But why have so few scientists come forward to attest to the validity? The answer is: They are afraid. They are terrified. And for good reason.

The status quo and their “hand puppets” will stop at nothing to crush debate about important scientific issues, and this includes slander, defamation, trade libel… they will ruin you. Three hundred years ago, they would burn you for questioning orthodoxy. Has anything changed?

The scientific community must march according to the tune whistled by those who control the funding. If you don’t do as you are told, if you dare to ask the wrong questions, they will destroy you.

JOC offered the scientific community a unique opportunity to debate an important paper, but for the most part they have declined.

The message is: Be afraid. Be very afraid. Or you will be destroyed.

Why is America in decline?

Maybe the terrorists have won.

I am very impressed. That’s some raving paranoia.

I am a little mystified by one thing, though. The critics I see getting cited all over the popular media for their debunking of the story are me and Rosie Redfield, although there are a few others mentioned less frequently. I know I don’t have much clout with the academic establishment, and I certainly don’t control the funding, which means…Rosie Redfield must be the tyrant queen of science. Who knew?

Of course, the terrorists, burning of heretics, and decline of America…yeah, that’s my fault. Sorry.