The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

Anatomy of a Media Hack Job

Official Promulgators of Pre-concluded Propaganda are Partners with Pretend Skeptics

Astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover spent more than forty six years working at NASA as a scientist who authored 33 volumes and 250 papers on astrobiology, extremophiles, diatoms, solar physics, X-ray/EUV optics and meteorites. He holds 11 U.S. patents and was 1992 NASA Inventor of the Year.  Now he is an absolutely crack-pot and credential-less liar, completely unfamiliar with science and the scientific method.  That is what the Associated Press and their SSkeptic Cabal partners would have the easy prey gullible market believe.  Real scientists do not believe this, but a second purpose of this type of article (cited below) is to threaten real scientists with a similar punishment to what has been dealt Richard Hoover.  Richard Hoover no longer cares, the Cabal cannot hurt him in the normal way, he is free to act in a line of integrity consistent with his professional conscience.  This article is exemplary of an active and common method of pseudoscience in action.  SSkeptics do not act on integrity or conscience, they take action based on agendas and party doctrine.  A choice example of a very competent work of propaganda, cited below, was published March 7, 2011 by the Associated Press (http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/4187965-418/scientists-skeptical-of-meteorite-alien-life-claim.html).

Richard Hoover analyzed two meteorites of recent introduction to Earth (one in the 1960’s and one in the 1860’s) and found that they had fossilized microbial life contained in them.  The null hypothesis being that these acknowledged fossilized life forms simply came from earth after the 1860 and 1960 impacts.  More importantly, he cited the evidence for this ancient, off Earth origin of the fossilized life, as being

richard b hoover1.  An absence of expressive nitrogen, which all life ‘out-gasses’ (actually a form of sputtering to be more accurate) consistently for millions of years post mortem (the meteors only hit Earth very recently) up and to the point of fossilization start, and

2.  An absence of 2 of the 5 DNA/RNA nucleic acids, for all life on Earth, in the electron microscopy assays, contrasting with all fossilizing/deceased life on earth expressing all 5 nucleic acids consistently because of the incumbent 1:1 chemical bond relationship bolstered by the histone re-enforced 5′ – 3′ spline.  One either indicates either all 5, or none typically, not simply 3 of the nucleic series, and

3.  The scientifically baseless and unprecedented idea that a fossilization process could fully execute the observed calcified substitution in just 40 or 140 years, post impact.

Why would the article below, or for that matter, commenting scientists and NASA, not address these claims at face value?  This is standard Organic Chemistry and Microbiology 3033 undergraduate level science. Yawn.

Now these are evidence based claims, but ethically I cannot yet accept them because the scientific method has not yet been completed.  The next step in the scientific method is to Replicate the Results/Study.  The problem is, that the scientific method in this case, never will be completed.  Instead, the press has taken on this threatening subject via a key partnership with the SSkeptic Cabal, both in pretense of representing the prevailing opinion of scientists and in execution of the scientific method.  They have published push-propaganda hack job articles through standardized media channels to ensure that the next step in the scientific method is never undertaken.  The purpose of this article below is to tender the correct answer and intimidate any scientist who dares suggest or initiate the next step in the scientific method – Warning:  No one should take it upon himself, at risk of reputation, to attempt to comment or Reproduce the Study/Results.

The purpose of articles such as these is not to relate an air of scientific competency.  Any reasonably well trained technician can see that this is simpleton dilettante propaganda.  More importantly they understand that the real purpose involved in such articles is to demonstrate the damaging and unethical lengths to which the Cabal will and can stoop, in order to punish members who step out of line.

Notice as well that the article employs the fake version of Ockham’s Razor, Occam’s Razor and the ‘simplest explanation’ here.  They even wheel out some hapless scientist tendering one-liners who has fallen for this ‘simplest explanation’ fallacy, who never encountered William of Ockham and his Theory of Knowledge in his doctrinal studies apparently (not sure how one does that, but I guess some schools will give anyone a PhD for anything).

This is typical SSkeptic pseudo-science in its partnership with mainstream media.  It is dishonesty and tyranny in action.  It is one of the most insidious evils which exists on this planet today, much worse than organized religions, who at least possess the integrity to admit to constituting a set of religious beliefs, and no longer promulgate mandatory beliefs, as now does the SSkeptic Cabal.

Anatomy of a Media Hack Job – The Push Propaganda Partnership in Action

Associated Press Hack Job

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February 27, 2014 - Posted by | Agenda Propaganda, Deskeption, Institutional Mandates | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Currently going on an adventure through your back catalogue of articles, finding the sharp honesty of your observations very refreshing.

    Always wondered why this new breed of “skeptics/atheists” seemed to irk me so.

    Are you aware there is a sub-reddit called ‘conspiratard’ which considers every conspiracy ever written about impossible? It’s good for a laugh if nothing else.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    Comment by Taliesin Ward | August 23, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks Taliesin,

      Adventure? LOL! I hope you enjoy what you read. I have found it refreshing to shrug off this bad brand of skepticism as well.

      The intellectual resource to draw from is enormous. More to write about than can possibly be addressed in our 2 short years.

      But we will keep it coming.

      Thanks for reading. 🙂

      Comment by The Ethical Skeptic | August 23, 2014 | Reply


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