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 http://tinyurl.com/l2cvaw8 Date: Dec 4, 2013 11:28 AM With Seven Workdays Left, House Committee Holds Hearing On Space Aliens 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 ----- Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together... (827 / 1118) Terry W. Colvin Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand http://tlc-brotherhood.net/TLCB_Forum.html ( guests welcome ) http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/ [Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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