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US House Committee Holds Hearing On Aliens

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 22:01:02 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:01:46 -0500
Subject: US House Committee Holds Hearing On Aliens


Source: HuffPo


Date: Dec 4, 2013 11:28 AM

With Seven Workdays Left, House Committee Holds Hearing On Space

With only seven workdays left between now and the end of the
first session of the 113th Congress, a full House committee has
found time to hold a hearing on extraterrestrial life.

The Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Rep.
Lamar Smith (R-Texas), will meet for a hearing called
"Astrobiology: Search for Biosignatures in our Solar System and
Beyond for two hours Wednesday to "investigate what methods
are being used to determine if any of these planets may harbor
life", according to the hearing charter.

Republicans on the Science Committee may be open to the
possibility of alien life on other planets, but Smith and many
of his colleagues are much less convinced that global warming is
happening on this one, or that it might be caused by humans.

Numerous sitting members of the Science committee -- all
Republicans -- also maintain positions repeatedly rejected by
the scientific community for decades. Paul Broun (Ga.), a member
of the young Earth creationists, does not "believe that the
Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in
six days as we know them.=C2=94 In 2009, Smith accused scientists of
advancing false claims of man-made global warming. And Rep.
James Sensenbrenner (Wisc.) has called climate change a 
"massive international scientific fraud" and evidence of
"scientific fascism".

Smith's hearing Wednesday appears to be a serious effort to
educate Congress, and includes an expert from NASA. A recent
HuffPost/YouGov poll found that half of Americans believe alien
life exists.

Scott Peterson


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