Tonight on Coast to Coast with Greg Noory, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer of his own site, and sometimes poster on SDMB, will debate Nancy Lieder “over whether a ‘Planet X’ will pass close enough to the Earth to cause a pole shift and spur many disasters in the next few weeks. Plait will then be the solo guest for the last two hours.”
That’s at 11 pm Pacific, 2 am Eastern time. The show should be posted on the Coast to Coast website later.
Nancy Leider believes, based on conversations with the alien Zetans, that a big ass planet is/will be streaking through the solar system. Phil Plait will present the opposite viewpoint: it isn’t there at all. If you’re too anxious to wait until the broadcast, here’s Plait’s newly updated page The Planet X Saga: The Scientific Arguments in a Nutshell.
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Here I was considering starting a thread asking people how they intended to spend their last day on earth, and then I read this. Looking at my livingroom full of pets, I now realize I have much too much to do to fritter away any more time on the web. I’ll check back later, if we’re still here.
That’s the problem with transcripts of live interviews or court depositions. When people speak, they make a lot of "um"s and "er"s in the fractions of a second while they’re searching for the right word. If you write out each one of these, it looks like the speaker has a terrible stuttering problem, when in fact most of these "um"s and "er"s are sotto-voce and are hardly noticed by the listener.
Yes, I’m aware of that. But I made that post immediately after I heard Lieder supposedly “channel” the Zetans. I’m sure there were "um"s and "er"s when she was officially speaking for herself, but when she switched to “Zetatalk”, there was a marked increase. At one point, she was/“they” were actually groping for the right word, which hadn’t happened earlier. Listen to the mp3 and you’ll see what I mean.