NASAWatch reports on LCROSS, (which is gonna stream live video from a Lunar flyby starting 0820 EST today) an unmanned vehicle which will indeed impact the Moon, creating a nice plume of stuff we can analyze (and aren't there some Apollo-eria seismic pickups still running out there, too?) Pretty kewl stuff!
Unless you're... Umm, how to say this nicely? Ah! One of a certain sort of True Believer; then you're sayin' stuff like this:
The NASA moon bombing, a component of the LCROSS mission, may also trigger conflict with known extraterrestrial civilizations on the moon....Or this:
If the true intent of the LCROSS mission moon bombing is a hostile act by NASA against known extraterrestrial civilizations and settlements on the moon, then NASA and by extension the U.S. government are guilty of aggressive war which is the most serious of war crimes under the U.N. Charter and the Geneva Conventions, to which the U.S. is subjectWe're told it is a "two-ton kinetic weapon." Oh, dear Heavens, not the horrors of kinetic energy?!?!!one!
And you thought the aliens were peevish before all this! Just you wait.
Egad. NASAWatch's article includes a promotional clip from an ABC (hey, them?) mini-series that shows how silly some of our fellow Earthlings have become. I laughed out loud a few times, which is sad, 'cos it's supposed to be a dramatic kinda program.
I swan, oftentimes I think the dumbing-down is entirely deliberate. Wake me up when hoi polli wakes up, willya? I'm headin' for the brain-bunker.