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Offline Dalhousie

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David Roffman
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:31:39 PM »
Has anyone done a systematic debunking of the father and son team of Barry and David Roffman and their "Mars Correct"? http://davidaroffman.com/ Note I am not advocating the opinions expressed on that site in any shape or form.

They allege that NASA is misrepresenting the atmospheric pressure on Mars and of course doctoring images and Mars colours. 

I can see the usual mess of special pleading, factual errors, and guilt by innuendo.   The son (David Alexander Roffman) is said to have a physics PhD from the University of Florida.  this appears to be genuine.  Needless to say it's not in Martian meteorology.

Barry (the father) also runs this humdinger of a site http://arkcode.com/cgi/wp/?page_id=42

They look like more fun than the usual run of conspiracy people.  Though not as much fun as the child slaves on Mars!

I have also asked this question on the Cosmoquest forum.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 01:21:19 AM by Dalhousie »

Offline smartcooky

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Re: David Roffman
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 04:55:22 AM »
Barry (the father) also runs this humdinger of a site http://arkcode.com/cgi/wp/?page_id=42

Only had to read the first line of his Home page description to know that I need not read any further.
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Offline bknight

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Re: David Roffman
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 07:30:40 AM »
Barry (the father) also runs this humdinger of a site http://arkcode.com/cgi/wp/?page_id=42

Only had to read the first line of his Home page description to know that I need not read any further.

I read the first few lines, but agree with your assessment.  Seems to be a cornucopia of ATM ideas.
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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: David Roffman
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 08:20:20 AM »
The Woo-woo is strong in that pair of dingbats.
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Offline Dalhousie

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Re: David Roffman
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 11:42:24 PM »
The Woo-woo is strong in that pair of dingbats.

Indeed.  I suspect the father may be nuttier than the son.  At least the son has a PhD and has gone on to do a postdoc - I have verified this is the case.


Offline molesworth

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Re: David Roffman
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 09:23:35 AM »
The Woo-woo is strong in that pair of dingbats.

Indeed.  I suspect the father may be nuttier than the son.  At least the son has a PhD and has gone on to do a postdoc - I have verified this is the case.
In a way, that's more worrying, as he's likely to be involved in serious research, or in teaching, and may feel the need to pass on his "unconventional ideas"...
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