August 04, 2008

The War of the Words

What passes for science sometimes still surprises me:

Scientists say the Phoenix spacecraft has found a substance in the Martian soil that might be detrimental to possible life. If confirmed, it could mean the soil may not be as friendly as once thought.

I think the word dreamed is better than thought here. There was no rational basis for thinking this other than the triumph of hope over experience. Guess we better get used to that though.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 4, 2008 10:25 PM