Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mike Bara decides not to do the decent thing, again

        Today's message to Mike Bara is almost self-explanatory, but here's the back-story for those who have better things to do than listen to silly radio chat shows:

        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 <mikebara33@gmail.com>
cc: Stuart Robbins, Derek Eunson
From: Expat
Subject: So -- it's official. You ran away from debating Stuart Robbins
Date: 5.14.14

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.


Regards,
Expat

        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.

DO IT. 

PS.Derek Eunson has also blogged this today.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I should be a guest on Coast, too. I channel Einstein.

expat said...

No more facetious comments like that, please. I won't allow them.

Binaryspellbook said...

Dr Robbins should most certainly be afforded a right to reply. C2C should not allow guests to make such disparaging remarks without allowing the target of such insults an avenue of rebuttal.

Trekker said...

Tried to add a comment to BinarySpellbook Ranting, but couldn't get it to post. If you read this, Binary, would you consider choosing a different colour than blue for emphasis? It's next to impossible to read blue on black.

Also, you have a typo of your own, which doesn't look good when admonishing Hoagland to correct HIS typo: The 'Psuesoscientist' Liars, top right.

Esteban Navarro said...

I draw it once...Cooot, cot, cot...

Binaryspellbook said...

Hi Trekker,

Thanks mate. Done and done.

Derek

Trekker said...

Hi Binary, Yes, just saw your changes!

Now, could you take it a step further and lighten up the gray on black that you use for the archive post headings on the right? ;)

Binaryspellbook said...

Looks ok to me mate. :-)

Strahlungs Amt said...

Anyone see Mikey's latest FB profile pic?

Note Hoagie's beard and a familiar face in the background.

Coincidence or Conspiracy? You decide.

Stay Tuned....

Chris Lopes said...

Here's the thing. Hoagland is such an arrogant and glib douche bag that he might actually try to bluff his way through a debate with a real scientist. That's especially true if the debate is held on friendly territory like C2C. Bara isn't even close to being able to look like anything less than an idiot in that scenario, and he knows it. It's easier for him to just call people names and walk away.