How do we reproduce the event? That is the scientific method.
As nogodsforme pointed out, we can't and don't need to reproduce a past event exactly to get accurate models of reality. Initial models (theories) are often incomplete or outright wrong, but can be corrected as more information accumulates. Consider the decades-long investigation of Meteor Crater
If you can create a citation to a peer reviewed resource reviewing the scientific method that says the event need not be reproduced, that would be fine.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_Crater,_Arizona), near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The crater was first thought to be volcanic, ironically by the same geologist (Grove Gilbert) who later was among the first to propose Lunar craters were caused by impact and not volcanism. Some years later, mining engineer Daniel Barringer championed the impact theory, which wasn't well received at the time. Finally in 1960, Shoemaker was able to conclusively prove the crater was caused by a meteor impact.
It certainly wasn't necessary to exactly recreate the impact to do so. Rather, it was the accumulation of knowledge in geology and related fields that provided the evidence needed.
Again, could you explain why you consider the article you linked to...
People being fooled by the masses are:
Frasier Cane : Is There Life on Pluto? - Universe Today
... is an example of "people being fooled"? All I see is a few paragraphs of self-admitted speculation by the author; at no point does he claim that there is life on Pluto.
Because such musings are expensive to humanity with little to no unique informational value to create any benefits for us.
- 2020 rover will look for signs of past life on Mars and store up samples
- Does Alien Life Thrive in Venus' Mysterious Clouds? : Discovery News
- Hubble telescope finds hints of 'building blocks of life' on Pluto
- The U.K. launches research network in search for E.T.
- Saturn's Potential Life-Bearing Moon - The Daily Galaxy
- Life on Mercury? Scientists claim discovery of water on 'the Swift
- Are Jupiter's moons our best chance to find alien life?
- Life on Venus? Scientists rethink the idea of 'habitable' planets
My point was that all benefits of space exploration can be done as earth
exploration and development much cheaper and with far more benefit.
Developing underwater cites would allow for "colonization" of food sources
and the technologies developed would directly
benefit humans at
multiple levels. Pollution control, resource management, aqua farming
environment studies, new species, new food sources, population
control, genetic studies, you name it.