Last night, at 8pm EST, Mike Bara's book The Choice was ranked 90,418 in overall popularity at Amazon. Overnight, Mike did three hours on C2C and today (8:30am) it's at 1,049.
Mike can do all the pseud-psych radio in the world, but this is where the gold is. This is why authors willingly give up a night's sleep.
As to what Mike actually said — it seemed like gobbledegook to me (and to at least one commenter on this blog.) I think he mentioned that hyperdimensional physics is the direct path to God. That might explain why he and his buddy Richard Hoagland have such a hard time explaining it.
C2C and the Bara's of the world, it's a mutually beneficial relationship. He get's to sell his book of nonsense and they get to use him to fill 3 hours of time to sell seed banks and gold futures. Somewhere in there an audience may find some entertainment (but certainly no information), but that's just a by-product of the sales pitch.
This dynamic was a lot more obvious back in the run up to Y2K. Bell (who really was MUCH better at it than Noory) would have a constant line up of guests talking about the end of the world (and their books to prove it) while selling self-powered radios and concentrated food. It was very much survivalist porn.
The only difference between then and now is that now the "disaster" is a supposed prophecy predicted by lazy Mayan calender makers. So every pseudo-scientist on the planet has their own variation on this silly theme. Hoagland points to HD physics and disclosure. Bara points to New Age metaphysics pretending to be science. In both cases, the material is just a backdrop to the main business of scaring the gullible to take their money.
Tonight, in a major disclosure event, the US time travel cover-up ends
Disclosure porn ...
In all the years I have been following, with varying degrees of interest, the theories of RCH and, by extension, C2C, I don't think I ever heard him lash out quite so personally at anyone like Mike Bara did the other evening over being challenged by a certain caller regarding the orbit of Mars.
How very unprofessional.
Bara has often asked 'Where is the informed criticism' of himself and RCH but when that criticism is presented, he clearly has no interest in intellectual debate. Obviously it is much simpler to call someone 'crazy' and then whine about being 'attacked' than it is to welcome the opportunity to offer any solid evidence of his theories.
Of course solid evidence doesn't really help sell his ideas or work from home scams, does it?
Thank you Geo. Thank you very much. It doesn't take a genius to deduce that the abruptly dismissed caller was me. It was no surprise that I was cut off, but I didn't quite expect to be called crazy for pointing out that comparing the closest and furthest approaches of Mars and Earth gives no information whatever about the eccentricity of the Martian orbit.
Today, Bara wrote the following in explanation:
"I was simply using the example of the wildly varying distance between the Earth and Mars as an example of how eccentric, meaning eliptical [sic], Mars orbit is. If both orbits were circular, there would be no such variation. They would maintain basically the same distance relative to each other. It is Mars' orbital eccentricity which creates this 200 million mile variation."
And this person gets books published??
Expat, it's obviously a matter of commerce, not merit. Someone somewhere has made the economic calculation that this idiot can actually sell books. Unfortunately, they are right.
It's also obvious that he isn't talking to Richard much these days. While Hoagland isn't much of a math wizard, he does some basic astronomy. And what he doesn't know, he can fake real well. Bara can't even do that.
And this person gets books published??
New Page Books - what are you thinking?
I recently had the opportunity to meet a true 'rocket scientist' and after some lengthy discussions, I loaned him my copy of Dark Mission so he could have some light reading at a NASA conference he and his wife were attending. When he returned the book to me some time later, his only response was 'Bollocks.' That and tears of laughter and a sense of absolute disbelief that 'such a nutter' could be taken seriously.
He recommended that I read a paper he had written -
- discussing the albedo of the moon and to note that nowhere in it does he mention ancient crystal towers.
I wonder if Bara would consider him 'crazy' as well...
If I had to choose one word to describe both 'Dark Mission' and 'The Choice,' "bollocks" would be it.
Post a Comment