For Program On: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 5:00 PMI'm still not certain if Dr. Caldicott is as whacked out as she sounded. Maybe she was tired. But ... not terribly logical, came across as, frankly, a bit flighty. And boy could she not answer a question ..
Ben Merens' guest warns against the dangers of using weapons in space. Guest: Helen Caldicott, co-founder, Physicians for Social Responsibility. President, Nuclear Policy Research Institute. Author, "War in Heaven: the Arms Race in Outer Space."
Caller: What is to keep terrorists or rogue nations from sending up missiles and destroying our satellites in orbit with fléchettes they could run into?At that point my drive was done. I think the point was going to be that things are just fine the way they are now this kind of thinking is just foolish talk.
Dr. Caldicott (long ramble paraphrased): Well dear boy there is already a lot of man-made debris we've put up there already and things are working just fine we've got GPS and satellite TV ...
God help me I may have to listen to their audio stream when it becomes available, to see if my ears have deceived me.