Curiousity Beams Back Rock that May Prove Elvis Was a Space Alien

Or that eggs can in fact only be properly opened from the big end, or that I might already be a winner, or that my baby ate a dingo, or anything at all. But what the headline did say was:

Curiosity  Beams Back Rock that May Prove Microbial Life on Mars

Yea, it might. It might not. In fact, what a rock ‘beamed’ back might or might not prove is pretty open-ended.

Bad Science Writer! Bad! and that’s not even talking about the egregious Star Trek reference: “Cap’n! I canna’ beam the rock to the bridge! The dilithium crystals canna’ take it!” Or something, probably involving inverse tachyon particles.  The article actually has something to do with a little pebble that looks like it might have been in a stream bed at some point, but that’s not going to bake the grits of the readers, so let’s make something up. Sheesh.

Science will not be killed by its enemies (most of whom are imaginary anyway), but by its friends.

Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

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