08 March 2011
Speaking of Aliens...
While I'm on the topic of alien invaders, I'm sure you've seen this article about a NASA scientist discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life.
I find this kinda disturbing in a tinfoil hat sort of way for many reasons:
1: I'm pretty darned close to the Marshall Center (and Jessica, I know you're even closer!) So if the Andromeda Strain or Zombie Virus or Mutant Germs From Beyond Spaaaaaaaaace were to somehow be found alive and escape from containment, your truly is near Ground Zero. Fortunately, I've got a good supply of tinfoil, plastic garbage bags and duct tape on hand. (and yeah, as a matter of fact I DO have an NBC mask and a stock of spare filters as well!). But I don't know if hunkering down with my family in an airtight abode is a better alternative to what may be "out there", especially once we start breaking open the Beenie-Weenies!
2:Did you catch that part in the article where the scientist said that some of the microrganisms didn't resemble anything KNOWN? I notice this part has been edited from most of the other versions of the article. Creepy, no? I'm bettin' there's some geneticist chompimg at the bit to try and replicate the things!
3: I've noticed that since the release of the story NASA and the scientific community seem to be doing an about face (or at least an oblique! if you've ever been in a marching band you'll know what that is...) . A day ago it was being touted as a major milestone, a scientific breakthrough. NOW it appears that NASA is pulling the old "wait a minute, we may have been mistaken, yep, move along, nothing to see here" trick. Anybody feelin' deja vu-ish here? "No, no, that wasn't wreckage from a flying disc at all, it was just a weather balloon..." I'm sure even now some of the websites are screaming "cover-up!"