If aliens abducted you what would you do?

In fact, I was abducted and then taken away from my parents, traveled all the way here and dropped off on Earth.

My “biological parents” adopted me and raised me in New Jersey.

After many years, a UFO landed in my backyard and crushed the doghouse. They came down the ladder and told me I was the prince of a planet named Vorquels. There had been a war and I was dropped off on Earth to protect me. The war is now over and I can return to Vorquels, but since they crushed the dog house and killed my dog, I said no.

I was pissed off.

Wouldn’t you be?

Why has NASA never launched another mission to the moon?

NASA and other space agencies have launched missions to the moon, just not with astronauts. For example, the Japanese space agency once launched a satellite to completely map the surface of the moon in high definition detail.
The main reason (not sure why you don’t know this) we stopped sending men to the moon was that the Vietnam war was getting expensive and politicians decided to cut the space budget because we needed money.
Seems now like NASA is revising it’s scheme to return to the Moon within a few years time. Surely you’ve been following the news.

Why is there a stigma around attempting to discover extraterrestrial life?

There is no stigma. All of science is dedicated to discover extraterrestrial life. We would be completely excited to find even a fossil of a microbe from space because it would be the ultimate affirmation that life can evolve from matter on another world other than Earth. Our best hope at present is to find some kind of life on one of the moons of Jupiter or Saturn, or perhaps some fossils on Mars as of yet undiscovered. We are even spending billions of dollars with the SETI program to listen for radio waves from space!

However, much to the surprise and dismay of scientists, we have yet to discover anything at all.

On Board

Getting on board. I don’t think some people ever get on board the scientific bandwagon.
We have in this world a diverse group of people.
Religions. We have people of all different religions, for example. Many of them accept a non-scientific view of how the Earth was created, or the age of the Earth. I don’t know how they rationalize their viewpoints which contradicts science other than to totally ignore science. Oddly, they all use smartphones connected to the internet and electric light bulbs and flying airplanes and driving cars all created by science.
Flat Earth. There are not many of them but they are a growing number. People who watch YouTube videos and fake science. Many of them are looking for a conspiracy everywhere including World politicians! The ultimate conspiracy theory? They lied to us all along! The Earth is flat. NASA is lying!

Seeing London From Long Island with a Telescope

Someone from the Flat Earth Society has countered a statement I made about Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.
I said that because of the curvature of the earth you cannot see New Orleans from the North Shore of the lake. This person has written to me that with a powerful enough telescope you can see downtown New Orleans from the North Shore of the lake. Therefore, he says, the Earth is flat.
I have nothing to say to this poor fool. Apparently if you have a strong enough telescope you can stand on Long Island and see London!

If light doesn't travel through time, how do we measure its velocity? Why does it have a finite velocity?

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You don’t get it and it’s not your fault.
When it’s dark outside go outside and turn on your flashlight. How fast does that beam of light go from your flashlight?
Well, it goes at the speed of light.
The speed of light is constant, time is not. We are on a rotating disk that orbits the sun that orbits the galaxy that is moving toward Andromeda and nobody knows how fast we’re going.
Speed is relative in relativity. There is no one “point” that we measure our speed against! We just are where we are.
Einstein didn’t define time or light he defined something he called “spacetime”.
If you had a surfboard going at .9999999999% the speed of light relative to Earth, and turned your flashlight forward it would leave your flashlight at the speed of light for you. Here on Earth, if we had a powerful enough telescope to see you, you would be going very slowly and you turned on your flashlight. It would leave your flashlight at the speed of light for us.
When you got back to Earth you’d be young and we’d be older.
 

Is there a scientist who believes that the earth is flat?

That depends how far you would go to define someone as “scientist.”
There’s no scientific qualification for being a scientist, so in that sense anyone who believes the world is flat could be called a scientist.
You might want to ask what the person’s qualifications are. For example, I’m an educated man. Been around the world a few times. Studied physics in college. I’m not a scientist, though. I’m a layman. So is the person a PhD? A doctor? Do they have a Bachelor of Science degree? Did they go to college even? Did they major in chemistry, physics, astronomy, astrology, astrophysics, orbitology, volcanology, geology, geometry, anything of that nature? Mathematics, statistics, theoretical physics? Do they have anything other than their claim they are a scientist to back up the claim?
I would guess there are not many, if any, real scientists that believe the Earth is flat.

What is a thing that you would like to keep anonymous throughout your life?

Definitely I don’t want anyone to know that I was brought here by aliens because there was a civil war on my planet. To protect me, as I was heir to the planet, I was dropped off at the hospital and exchanged for another baby.
Now that I’m all grown up they came back one day and landed in my back yard, crushing my doghouse and killing the dog.
They offered me unlimited riches and pleasures. The civil war was over and it was time for me to return and take my rightful place on my own planet.
However, I was so pissed about my dog being crushed that I turned them down.
Don’t tell anyone.

How does Flat Earth theory account for the Southern Cross?

Who knows.Why do that flat earth people even exist in this day and age?
I’m still trying to figure out how they see the bridge across Lake Ponchartrain in Louisianna!
In the middle of the drive across the bridge, for 8 miles in every direction, you see nothing but water. The land behind you disappears below the horizon. Eventually you see the tall buildings of New Orleans magically rise up from the water because they are over the horizon.

The world is round. You can prove it to yourself without help from anyone else, just by going for that drive in your car.