Buzz: Say It Ain’t So!

Dear Buzz,

Don’t you just hate it when people reject settled science and mountains of evidence? Oh, wait, I know you do. You once decked a moon landing denialist who was pestering you to swear on a Bible that you really did go to the moon.

So isn’t just a tad ironic that you cavalierly reject decades of scientific evidence and the hard work of thousands of your fellow scientists because your “first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to climate change?” I mean, really, wouldn’t you be a little cheesed off if a climate scientist said “my first inclination is to be a bit skeptical that man ever walked on the moon?”

When you climbed into Gemini 12 and Apollo 11, you were putting your life and the lives of your crew in the hands of hundreds of scientists and engineers who were, in turn, relying on decades of scientific discovery and engineering skill to build the Lunar Module you flew in. That brave and heroic act inspired millions of people, encouraged thousands of young people to study science, and provided all of us with images of our —> Read More Here


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