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Response to Nitram (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 12:23 AM

13. You seem to be taking this personally.

All I and others are saying is that it is possible, even though we still don't have actual scientific evidence of it. Hardly the first time in science for that order to appear before proof is detected.

Decades ago (early 80s), while in Grad School, I argued that there was a case to be made for water or ice to be found on Mars. At the time, NOBODY believed that was possible. I got slagged by everybody in the Geology Department. I had been able to acquire as much info/intel as NASA and others could sent me for my thesis. When I laid it all out and constructed my argument, step by step, process by process, chemical analysis by chemical analysis and all of the other obvious components and outliers, I made an excellent case. The Dean of the Geology Dept had heard of my paper and wanted to see it for himself. I wasn't finished with all my writing yet, so he asked me if I would allow him to be my editor for the paper (something that I never heard of anyone ever doing before). I didn't know what to think, but I didn't think it would be wise to say no. In the end all he did was write a preface to my paper. Part philosophical, part academic, he set up his section basically to open peoples' minds. It worked. I got the grade for the paper. Five years later, as I was leaving University, the science world was rocked by the news that small amounts of water had been verified on the surface of Mars. We held a Vindication Party for me. It was sweet. Maybe someday we'll be holding another vindication party for the students who puts it all together the first time that white holes are here. Won't that be great ?

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