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"NASA found life on Mars -- and killed it!", From CNN.com
Bob Shaw
post Jan 11 2007, 12:56 PM
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Early designs for experimental devices to investigate Martian life had great names, like 'Gulliver'. Came the 70s and we just got boring abelled release experiments.

In view of the current extreme range of uncertainty and confusion, may I make a modest proposal: we should press for any new life detection experiment to reflect our inability to sort out the noise from the data (sic) and should name the next device after a true cultural icon of our time!

In short, gentlemen and ladies (damn few apart from Emily!), I give you...

...the Rumsfeld Experiment!


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post Jan 11 2007, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Jan 11 2007, 06:56 AM) *
In view of the current extreme range of uncertainty and confusion, may I make a modest proposal:

Bob, here I thought you were going to suggest eating Martian babies!

Of course, had you done so, you would have deserved a good Swift kick in the pants... biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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post Jan 11 2007, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jan 11 2007, 07:53 PM) *
Bob, here I thought you were going to suggest eating Martian babies!

Of course, had you done so, you would have deserved a good Swift kick in the pants... biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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oDoug:

The reference was *entirely* deliberate!


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