I grabbed this off of sci.astro. It's by sts060 - who I believe is a regular here - writing to someone on sci.astro named "Blake" who was telling about how worried he is about all this. This is just a great piece to read - summing up all of this, and really puts it into perspective.
(Thanks sts060! Bravo!)
"you don't need to be a professional scientist to see through this
thing. Just apply the "smell test".
On the pro side, you have an individual with no scientific background,
who claims she has a brain implant which allows her to channel aliens,
but the aliens sound just like her, except they talk in the third
person. She moved halfway across the country after the aliens gave
her a sign. Which was finding an unwrapped Starburst candy in a box
at the movies.
She runs a web site and has some followers who believe her. According
to her, NASA, the CIA, the NSA, the White House, the U.S. and (for
some reason) Indonesian militaries, various foreign governments, and
every professional and amateur astronomer in the world are engaged in
a vigorous and ruthless campaign to suppress the truth - which the
aliens have seen fit only to reveal through her. According to her,
the government is preparing to bomb bridges and kill civilians by the
thousands. But somehow this almighty government is incapable of
arranging her silence.
She recently said "I am Joan of Arc and Mother Theresa, in essence".
She also called someone who offered her video imagery of the supposed
location of "Planet X" which showed nothing, a "worthless piece of
s**t" and wished him to drown in the upcoming cataclysm.
The Homeland Security department, along with various state and local
agencies, recently ran a counterterrorism drill with simulated
radiological and biological attacks. But this of course was actually
preparation to control the population when PX suddenly appears, not
anything to do with terrorism - according to Ms. Lieder.
She also claimed for some time that Comet Hale-Bopp, easily visible in
the night sky to anyone who looked, did not exist. She later revised
her story to say that NASA had suddenly "found" a comet at its
location, well after everyone else had seen it.
She has made many contradictory and incorrect predictions both as her
self and as the channeler for her alleged alien pals, yet somehow the
"Zetas" are always 100% correct - according to her.
On the con side, there are many people who have pointed out that
everything about her alleged "Planet X" is physically impossible; that
many or most of her predictions have been factually incorrect; that
she has often blatantly contradicted herself; that she understands
nothing about astronomy, the astronomical community, the way NASA and
its projects are run, and so on. There are three ways these critics
1. "Zeta" science is so far advanced you humans can't understand it.
2. You are a disinformation agent on the government payroll. (Hey,
where's *my* paycheck?)
3. <sound of crickets chirping>
OK, Blake, so how plausible does the whole "Planet X" thing sound now?
Are you still anxious about it? If so, what specific points are you
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