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Dr. Dirk C. Gibson

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University of New Mexico

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University of New Mexico

1 University Of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

United States

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The UNM Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the state. One of just 68 premier NCI-Designated Cancer Centers nationwide, the UNM Cancer Center is recognized for its sc ... more

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New Mexico Press Women

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Dirk Gibson, professor and chairman of the Communications and Journalism Department at UNM, donated more than 500 books in his personal library to Sandia Prep.


New Mexico Space History Voices Archives

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Dirk C. Gibson, an associate professor at the University of New Mexico offered his perspective in an op-ed column in the November 30, 2014, issue of the Albuquerque Journal.


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It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing.
At first glance, Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers would appear to be a good guide to those issues. Dirk Gibson, a professor of mass communications at the University of New Mexico, examines the various risks posed by space to people in space and on the Earth. He splits those risks into three categories: risks posed by space itself (asteroid impacts, supernovae, etc.), the risks associated with launching into space, and risks to human health from space, including bone and muscle loss and vision issues. He wraps up the book by trying to quantify and categorize the severity of those various risks.
In theory, that approach offers a rigorous analysis of the risks that could inform companies, individuals, and governments. In practice, though, not so much. It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing. And it gets no better as you plow through all thirty chapters of the book.
Gibson has clearly done a lot of research, and quotes liberally from those sources: a typical ten-page chapter has about 50 endnotes, although the same sources are often used multiple times in the same chapter. But while there's plenty of research, there's little synthesis or analysis of that research, and little sign he is doing anything more than regurgitating quotes from those sources.
That lack of subject matter expertise shows up throughout the book. In addition to a chapter on "near-Earth asteroids and near-Earth objects," there are chapters on asteroids, meteors, and even centaurs, objects orbiting beyond Saturn that pose very little risk to anyone on or near Earth. (Oddly, he doesn't give Kuiper Belt or Oort Cloud objects their own chapter or chapters.) The book is also filled with other typos and errors that indicate problems with both its writing and editing.


The Space Review: Review: Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers

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by Dirk C. Gibson

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It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing.
At first glance, Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers would appear to be a good guide to those issues. Dirk Gibson, a professor of mass communications at the University of New Mexico, examines the various risks posed by space to people in space and on the Earth. He splits those risks into three categories: risks posed by space itself (asteroid impacts, supernovae, etc.), the risks associated with launching into space, and risks to human health from space, including bone and muscle loss and vision issues. He wraps up the book by trying to quantify and categorize the severity of those various risks.
In theory, that approach offers a rigorous analysis of the risks that could inform companies, individuals, and governments. In practice, though, not so much. It's pretty clear after reading just the first few chapters that Gibson is in over his head, and doesn't truly understand the subject matter he's discussing. And it gets no better as you plow through all thirty chapters of the book.
Gibson has clearly done a lot of research, and quotes liberally from those sources: a typical ten-page chapter has about 50 endnotes, although the same sources are often used multiple times in the same chapter. But while there's plenty of research, there's little synthesis or analysis of that research, and little sign he is doing anything more than regurgitating quotes from those sources.
That lack of subject matter expertise shows up throughout the book. In addition to a chapter on "near-Earth asteroids and near-Earth objects," there are chapters on asteroids, meteors, and even centaurs, objects orbiting beyond Saturn that pose very little risk to anyone on or near Earth. (Oddly, he doesn't give Kuiper Belt or Oort Cloud objects their own chapter or chapters.) The book is also filled with other typos and errors that indicate problems with both its writing and editing.


Voices of NM Space Pioneers

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Dirk C. Gibson, an associate professor at the University of New Mexico offered his perspective in an op-ed column in the November 30, 2014, issue of the Albuquerque Journal.

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