On 28th October last year, Bara appeared as a guest on Coast-to-Coast AM, basically to plug his appalling error-filled book Ancient Aliens on Mars. George Noory was aware of the controversy Bara's previous book had stirred up over the so-called "Daedalus ziggurat" on the Moon, and asked about Dr Stuart Robbins' criticisms of Bara's deductions (Dr Robbins is a fully qualified planetary astronomer with very good knowledge of selenology). Bara said something to the effect that Robbins didn't know what he was talking about, and Noory said "He's a scientist, though, isn't he?" Bara snorted and replied "Yes, he's a scientist, but he sucks at it."
Robbins had already sent e-mail to Noory asking for a right of reply, something that had loosely been agreed to already after a previous Barathon. Noory replied actually during the Oct 28 show, saying that Mike Bara had agreed to an online debate but would not be available until February. February came and went, and Noory suggested April. April came and Noory stopped responding to Robbins' e-mails. Finally, this week, Derek Eunson ("binaryspellbook") urged Cost-to-Coast to get this debate set up and got the reply "It takes two to tango."
To: Mike Bara <email@example.com>
cc: Stuart Robbins, Derek Eunson
Subject: So -- it's official. You ran away from debating Stuart Robbins
As I predicted when the idea first came up. What a little charmer you are, Mike -- asserting that Robbins is "a scientist, but he sucks at it", providing absolutely no justification for that remark, then refusing to be open to questions about your sorry-ass opinion.
I'm going to continue to slag you off on the net any way I can. You're a despicable human being.
JUST IN CASE anyone from Coast to Coast monitors this blog, here's my message: MIKE BARA SHOULD BE BANNED PERMANENTLY FOR THIS. DR STUART ROBBINS SHOULD BE INVITED AS A GUEST TO RESPOND TO BARA'S DESPICABLE LIES.
PS.Derek Eunson has also blogged this today.