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parallaxicality
2012-Sep-26, 04:15 PM
A recent article outlined the kind of crap he has to put up with every day (http://www.theawl.com/2012/09/nasa-apocalypse-expert)

He really has gone above and beyond the call in taking on this insanity. He's also been immensely helpful to me in my Wikipedia researches (he provides an instant reliable source for crazy info).

I also feel a little sorry for the guy. He's 72, which means he belongs to a different era; the era of Apollo and Carl Segan, when science was deified rather than villified. He really doesn't seem at home in our paranoid, self-aggrandizing modern world at all.

KaiYeves
2012-Sep-27, 09:09 PM
Ugh, poor guy. My archeology professors who are Mesoamerican specialists have told me stories about being bothered, but at least they don't actively seek it out. But Dr. Morrision... I can't imagine the mental fortitude that must take. I just hope he's learned to never ever read YouTube comments now.

Noclevername
2012-Sep-27, 09:30 PM
You have to repect someone who's willing to go out and wade in it, and still come out clean and polite.


The emailers worry that this will cause tidal waves, riots in the streets, John Cusack becoming a believable action-movie protagonist, etc.

:rimshot:

publiusr
2012-Oct-06, 06:02 PM
I would love to meet him someday.