But while the topic has no doubt been beaten to death by the black media there are still no shortages of articles directed towards interracial relationships.Okay, now that that’s out of the way; it’s the other would-be Rainbeau daters, who bother the hell out of me. These folks are the ones that go around touting as proof positive of equality, social advancement and worse, the magic solution to cure all problems within the black community. It is called the "scientific method." The cornerstones of this method are specific measurement and specific prediction. In a way, perhaps the name itself "The Face on Mars," unfairly raised expectations that we would see a friendly, all-American, symmetrical human visage when we finally got a real good look. Hoagland had come to the conclusion that the Face was significantly asymmetric.As our erstwhile friend and colleague, Tom Van Flandern of is fond of pointing out, "you do not have a science without prediction." This is a modern (but no less correct) play on the axiom advocated by early 20th Century astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington, who inserted the measurement side of the equation into the method with his simple statement "Gentlemen, you do not have a science unless you can express it in numbers." Well, for a number of years we have had a science here at Enterprise that has been expressed in both numbers and successful prediction. While broad features, like the platform and the two visible "eye sockets" were generally aligned, Hoagland decided upon close examination of the original Viking data that the overall features would be significantly asymmetric when new imagery of the entire feature was obtained.This is how you get the simplistic (and scientifically absurd) "sand dunes" argument when geologists are confronted by true anomalies like the "Glass Tunnels of Mars" (above) The simple fact is that when dealing with a problem outside their own discipline, and (therefore) limited expertise, most scientists -- from whatever field -- will resort to any familiar explanation from that field and then cling to it at all costs no matter how silly or ultimately contradictory it turns out to be.This is what their training has taught them to do (go for the familiar first). Fortunately, we have an impartial arbiter that transcends the biases of any particular discipline of science. By the early 90's, Enterprise Principal Investigator Richard C.And if there are folks willing to read it, than you can place the blame solely on black media for continuing to cater to their audience. So much for thinking that the milk is less spoiled on the other side.Which leads me to ask: If the color of the person we choose to date doesn’t matter, why do we talk about it so much? Truth is, championing dating interracially to empower the black community, particularly black women, is no more logical or rational than the colorblind racists, who believe that breeding ourselves into one in-between race will fix the world (yeah, like that worked for the Chinese and the Japanese).Here is the standard disclaimer: I don’t have a problem with two folks of different races – or same gender for that matter – hooking up. How we empower our people is by teaching self-love and by erasing those mental chains that tell us that “we” are inherently bad.Some people really do date outside of their race out of love and not some underlying motive. We heal the world by recognizing cultural differences, and yes skin tone, and by ensuring that our differences do not lead to inequality. However, if you are using love and sex as some sort of political statement, position for advancement or weapon of revenge and conquest, than you are no better, and odds are, you’re more part of the problem than you think.