Rohrabacher Losing It?

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Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby Fordama » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 pm

In a recent congressional hearing in which NASA scientists were presenting ifnromation about Mars, Dana Rohrabacher said the following..

“You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago, is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?”


Someone needs to retire.


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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby John Q. Public » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:20 pm

There was one back in the '60s. Kidnapped Santa Claus, they did.

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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby kramer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:36 am

Pretty big gaffe but doesn't hold a candle compared to this gem by Democrat Hank Johnson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q

He actually though that the island would tip over if too many people lived on one side of it...
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby Fordama » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:28 pm

True, but that one is rivaled by the idiotic Republican who brought a snowball to Congress to "prove" there wasn't global warming.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby kramer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:53 am

Not quite true that it was used to prove there isn't global warming, he was talking about 2014 being the warmest year on record and was using the snowball to point out that it was unseasonably cold for the warmest year on record.

I noticed that you quoted "prove". Just listened to a 90 s youtube video of his speech and the word "prove" wasn't said by him during the snowball speech.

And the snowball stunt doesn't come close to the island tipping over.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby Fordama » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:01 am

Not quite true that it was used to prove there isn't global warming,


True, it just proved the gullibility and scientific illiteracy of the denialists.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby Professor Fate » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:05 am

Fordama wrote:“You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago, is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?”


Why do you find that so ridiculous? Scientific American seems to take it seriously. They published an article "Was There Ever Life on Mars? It was written by Jesse Emspak on October 4 2016.

Sounds to me like he thinks it is possible. He states that any life would have needed to deal with harsh radiation, and would therefore have needed to retreat underground two to three meters down.

During the Mars Society annual meeting on Sept. 22-25, held in Washington, D.C., Jennifer Eigenbrode, a biogeochemist and geologist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, outlined the constraints on whether living things could have existed on the Red Planet and what obstacles they would have faced, as well as whether it's possible that any life could still be there.

...Besides protection from radiation, life also needs liquid water. Eigenbrode pointed to some encouraging signs that the vital molecule is present on Mars, such as formations in Gale crater. Researchers have identified mudstones and sedimentary bands, which form only if there is water present for a long time, on the order of millennia.

..."The [Mars Science Laboratory on the Curiosity rover] was never prepared for looking for signs of life," she said. Curiosity data showed that some large carbon-based molecules remain in the soil of Mars, and they aren't just the results of contamination from the rover itself.


https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... e-on-mars/

Maybe Rohrabacher's question was not so far fetched after all.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:32 am

kramer wrote:And the snowball stunt doesn't come close to the island tipping over.

It does if you understand how precipitation works.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby kramer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:03 pm

Fordama wrote:True, it just proved the gullibility and scientific illiteracy of the denialists.


Us skeptics knew that the snowball stunt didn't disprove global warming. Not surprised you 'think' this given that you are of the ilk whose collective stupidity was leveraged by the DNC/Obama to pass Obamacare.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby kramer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:11 pm

John Q. Public wrote:It does if you understand how precipitation works.


Not anywhere near as close as the island tipping over. While we are on the topic of "losing it", here's a clip of a CNN anchor asking Bill Nye the science mechanical engineering guy if an asteroid that came close to earth was from global warming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-cZzVA0Gcc

Gotta love the 'enlightened' left-wing news 'expert reporters' 'enlightening' their Jonathan Gruber base with 'science!' and 'intelligent' discussions... :D
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby Fordama » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:56 pm

Had it been Inhofe he would be declaring that only Jesus kept the meteor from hitting us.
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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby kramer » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:45 pm

Had it been Hank Johnson he would be declaring that we could change the orbit of the earth and get out of the way of the asteroid if all people by traveled to one country.
“We should have been warned by the CFC/ozone affair because the corruption of science in that was so bad that something like 80% of the measurements being made during that time were either faked, or incompetently done.”

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Re: Rohrabacher Losing It?

Postby MDDad » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:17 pm

Fordama wrote:Had it been Inhofe he would be declaring that only Jesus kept the meteor from hitting us.

Jesus is probably as responsible for the trajectories of celestial objects as global warming is. There aren't many things more pathetic than air-head "news reporters" and other celebrities trying to sound intelligent.

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