Hoagland had Dr Joseph Farrell on as a guest and spent most of the interview trying to shoehorn Farrell's ideas of Nazi spacecraft and radical new propulsion systems into his own "torsion field" bunkum. During this conversation, Hoagland and Farrell had been discussing Von Braun and his alleged work in anti-gravity systems. Then Hoagland mentioned Explorer I and his explanation of it on his website. He then quickly admitted that there were some errors in the calculation, but there was still an over-performance of the rocket. He then went on to state that if anyone had emailed him regarding this error he would email them back with corrections. Complete fucking lies of course.
The mistake he assured us would be corrected when he got around to it. More untruths. He's been "getting around to it," since 2008. Reminds me of those drawer handles I found the other day. Drawer handles my wife asked me to install in the kitchen of our first home in 1985.
His interview with Dr LaViolette was very similar. Hoagland leading his guest into saying words that he could leap on. Then sellotape his own crackpot ideas to LaViolette's or vice versa. The most amusing part of Hoagland interviewing people is when he stops them mid-sentence, name drops like a bastard, then tells his guest to "carry on." When he did the Pluto fly-by show Bill Nye appeared as a 5 minute guest. Nye began an account and mentioned Margaret Mead. Hoagland then said, "Bill can I just stop you there." He then proceeded to aggrandize himself by name dropping Margaret Mead.Telling a tale of how Hoagland used to work at the same college as her and he would often have talks with her as she shuffled her way down the corridor with her walking stick. He then told Nye to carry on. It was cringeworthy.
|Richard C. Hoagland: World name-dropping champion 1983-2015|
We've all made mistakes at one time. I am no exception. I'd rather laugh at myself and either fix it or don't repeat the same mistake.
Me getting it wrong and admitting it.