There is absolutely nothing going on out there that is of interest to this blog. The creationists have been very boring.
We even went to the Coppedge website to see if he said anything that might amuse us — after all, JPL somehow got to Mars without his assistance — but other than a perfunctory announcement about the landing, he was silent. Well, his post did say this:
Curiosity is not able to detect life; at most, it can find conditions for habitability. We know from experience that the L-word life will appear often in upcoming press releases. Keep your focus on the data, not on the claims. Remember that scientific discovery is very different from scientific explanation. Raw data from distant worlds has usually been discouraging for astrobiologists. We’ll see if Curiosity keeps that tradition going.
What does that mean? Let the scientists discover things, and then the creationists will explain it? Probably, but who knows?
Do you realize that the Coppedge trial ended in mid-April? That was almost five months ago, and we still have no decision. What’s holding things up?
Anyway, in the absence of our kind of news, we’re on our own again. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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