I am undergoing a close analysis of Lisa Messeri’s work among exoplanet astronomers for an article and potential manuscript. In this video, Messeri explains how she conducted research as an anthropologist ‘hanging out’ with what I call exoplanet believers.
Messeri’s work, as far as I have reviewed it, proves that exoplanets are imaginary – as her own explanation of how exoplanets are allegedly detected shows in the video above. However, she somehow also claims to support exoplanet hunting because of climate change and other environmental issues. This is the Anthropocene line that I have always been skeptical of since it appeared. The idea is that humans are a plague who are destroying the planet and that there is no way to turn it around – typical global warming alarmism, which is a huge industry of profit and control. Then academics, politicians and business leaders who speak to one another in expensive conferences in international hotels and travel around the world on airplanes, claim they will find a solution for this dilemma.
NASA’s solution, as I have shown in my Amsterdam Library presentation in 2019, is to lead the way out of the planet, and colonizing them. Their claim is that the Earth shall be destroyed beyond a shadow of a doubt because we mistreat it. Curiously, NASA and other space agencies send dozens of rockets up and tests engines, but never get called on their contribution to pollution. And we could also take into account sound pollution which is rarely if ever taken into account.
On this conference presentation about her work, Messeri does two things that are quite interesting to explore:
- She shows that exoplanets are based on unverifiable assumptions.
- Supports the need for finding new planets to colonize because of the Anthropocene.