Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Quickies: There’s Stupid, There’s Seriously Disturbed, And Then...

     ...there’s Lucianne Walkowicz:

     NASA official Lucianne Walkowicz is disturbed by “the way people talk about going to Mars as if the planet is ours… When we talk about terraforming, that’s a planetary-scale strip mining operation.”

     “It’s been troubling to me to hear people erasing what’s going on here on our own planet both from an environmental standpoint and an indigenous rights standpoint when they talk about going to other planets,” she fretted out loud.

     Mars is not populated and there are no indigenous people there. We aren’t colonizing by taking away a thing from anyone. She brings up indigenous people as if it matters in any way at all.

     We aren’t even at the point of developing a planet and she wants to limit it to be inclusive.

     This woman probably leaves her house and crosses streets without a minder. Surely she should have been put in the care of a responsible adult some time ago...but instead, she holds a federal post: NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology. You can’t make this stuff up.

1 comment:

daniel_day said...

She did not showcase quite the level of stupidity as above in the 2015 TED presentation I just watched. The TED audience ate it all up (what a surprise). The 3 years she has had since then left her time to think about it more deeply. On our dime.