Friday, February 18, 2005

Life on Mars?

A few of you maybe excited when yesterday news broke that NASA scientists found evidence for life on Mars. Well, Today NASA came out and basically said hold on to your horses. It seems the scientists were miss quoted. In short:
"NASA does not have any observational data from any current Mars missions that supports this claim. The work by the scientists mentioned in the reports cannot be used to directly infer anything about life on Mars, but may help formulate the strategy for how to search for martian life. Their research concerns extreme environments on Earth as analogs of possible environments on Mars. No research paper has been submitted by them to any scientific journal asserting martian life."
On another note: This teacher succeeded in an attempt to show that Supersize Me (the documentary where the subject ate nothing but McDonald's) was an "opinion piece". The teacher lost 13 pounds and lowered his cholesterol while on the diet because he added exercise to his daily routine. He's quoted as saying "It's not McDonald's food that's unhealthy. It's the lifestyle you lead." While I'd be hesitant to say McDonald's is healthy, he showed it shouldn't be the only contributing factor.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Owen said...

But... but... but... McDonalds is responsible for my fat ass! I should be able to sue them for making me fat!

/personal responsibility surrenders

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't seen that Space.com report and I think it's very interesting, though I understand methane can also be produced without the intervention of an organic agent. I mean, look at the atmosphere of Jupiter. Is Jupiter alive with bacteria?

Hmmm. ...

9:46 AM  

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