Sunday, August 03, 2008

Must Be Budget Cutting Time

The White House is Briefed: Phoenix About to Announce "Potential For Life" on Mars

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.

Why? It's certainly interesting and I can understand being excited by new discoveries, whether on our planets surface or out in space, but I fail to see why the President has to be briefed as if it is some kind of national emergency. Maybe they found where they buried Jimmy Hoffa, or Elvis is hiding in an underground bunker on Mars.

Unless they discovered that Mars is actually a Death Star - they need to stop being so dramatic. We are too influenced by Sci-Fi movies these days. It's probably just a microbe - discover it, kill it, dissect it, catalog it and write your peer-reviewed paper.

Am I being too hard on them? OK, you can jump up and down if you want, have a party, I don't care. I just don't get the whole top-secret brief the President crap.

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