David Morrison, an astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, compensates for those with little in their skeptical toolkit by lambasting Nibiru-Earth collision hysteria on the net. “Morrison estimates that there are 2 million websites discussing the impending Nibiru-Earth collision. He receives, on average, five email inquiries about Nibiru every day. ‘At least a once a week I get a message from a young person — as young as 11 — who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday,’ Morrison told Life’s Little Mysteries, a sister site to SPACE.com.” The present writer did a quick search to see how many hits come up for “Nibiru-Earth collision,” approximately 703,000 hits, according to Google’s search engine.The present writer is just following the skeptic’s approach with a little fact check!
Morrison gives a detailed recap of Planet X/Nibiru’s erroneous and constantly changing story. It seems odd, the author is so familiar with a little regarded subject? Morrison concludes his hit piece, “..they [Nibiru Doomsday purveyors] are purposely taking advantage of people who aren’t able to distinguish credible sources from crackpot ones. ‘This is especially a problem for young people, which is why I am so angry at those who target children,’ he said.” Wow! An image of Nibiru Doomsday theorists lurking in the shadows to spring on innocent prepubescent teens to hawk DVDs, comes to mind.
The present writer remains unconvinced a Nibiru Doomsday video would be any more deleterious than a rock or rap DVD? Oh, rock and rap are considered deleterious to a young person’s mental health. There’s always Prozac? Oops again, the Prozac warning label includes an increased risk of suicide for young people! It’s easy to see all kinds of unhealthy influence which target the unsuspecting. The present writer suspects least damaging choice, would be the Nibiru video over the rock or rap DVD – or the psychoactive Big Pharma product!
Why is Morrison so angry? The public’s interest in space exploration has exploded with all the doomsayers! The present writer will conclude where Morrison began with Carl Sagan’s baloney detection kit, it’s baloney!