Monday’s Suggestion

In Matt, Monday's Suggestion on December 6, 2010 by Two Barbers Tagged: , , , , ,

An Article, a Segment, and an Announcement

1. An Article-Life As We Don’t Know It by Michio Kaku in the Wall Street Journal today (that was actually up on the last night.)

Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at CUNY and sort of a high order B-celebrity in the society of pop-physicists; just a step below the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawkins. He hosts a show on the Science Channel called Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible and has been on a spectrum of TV and radio media from CNN, Fox News Channel, and Al Jazeera English to The Colbert Report and Opie and Anthony. And this article is his two cents on NASA’s announcement that a team of scientists funded by it have discovered life based on arsenic, on Thursday.

2. A Segment-

RT is Russia’s Al Jazeera or CNN. It’s American branch is headquartered in Washington D.C.

3. An Announcement-NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

Sometime last week NASA emitted a teaser to the press that suggested it would release definitive evidence of alien life, which turned out to be true with a catch because the alien life happened to come from Earth. The catch itself, although its existence was predictable, is significant for a much longer time after the initial let down, as is part of the jist of Kaku’s article.

If nothing else, this discovery adds a little more credence to Jeff Goldblum character in Jurassic Park when he says “Life finds a way”.



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