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It'll Probably Turn Out to Be Anti-Climactic, But ... [Aug. 4th, 2008|06:27 pm]
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This item has got my Inner Nerd very excited indeed.

"It would appear that the US President has been briefed by Phoenix scientists about the discovery of something more "provocative" than the discovery of water existing on the Martian surface. This news comes just as the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) confirmed experimental evidence for the existence of water in the Mars regolith on Thursday. Whilst NASA scientists are not claiming that life once existed on the Red Planet's surface, new data appears to indicate the "potential for life" more conclusively than the TEGA water results. Apparently these new results are being kept under wraps until further, more detailed analysis can be carried out, but we are assured that this announcement will be huge…"

The full item can be found here.

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-08-05 05:52 pm (UTC)

Loosing Hope

This story suggests the "big news" is perchlorate, something akin to bleach or solid rocket fuel. But I suppose we'll know in about 10 minutes whether it's something that deserved all the hype.
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[User Picture]From: sooguy
2008-08-05 02:28 am (UTC)

Not only interesting potential, but it should be interesting to see how an administration that has supported creationism in areas of government (see this article - http://www.geotimes.org/mar04/NN_grandcanyoncreation.html) spins this one.

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-08-05 05:55 pm (UTC)

"Intelligent Design" - Oy ...

I'd heard about the Grand Canyon book and it made my head hurt. You'd think if even the Catholic Church has come to accept evolution, the rest of Christendom would fall into line.

Oh wait. I forgot. A lot of fundies don't think Catholics are actually Christians at all, do they?
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2008-08-05 03:10 am (UTC)
Let's hope it's not aliens or he'll want to bomb them.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-08-05 05:56 pm (UTC)

Don't Be Silly!

He'll want to torture them first.
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