Thursday, July 31, 2008

Water on Mars! And in the Zah Gheeng Marsh.

Sorry I've been away for so long. I've been trudging through the Zah Gheeng Marsh sampling some shallow lakes for fish, plants, water chemistry, and other biologyish things. We had some grueling days and a few hang-ups (like a lost GPS ten miles from nowhere) but overall it was a very productive week. It's a different world out there. Here are a few pics but for the most part we were far too busy to take many photos.

With some luck I'll get a grant to continue this research for a few years. I intend to document the progress here. Oh, and Phoenix found water on Mars. I'm a little late in writing about it but it's a pretty important discovery. Life as we understand it isn't possible without water. If we are to find life on Mars, our chances are that much better with water.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Latest KBSU Letter.

John wrote a response to the letter from Steve Solien and it was finally published in the Pioneer. Unfortunately, we both sent letters at around the same time and didn't really discuss them beforehand. They are nearly identical in some respects. He chose to finish his letter with the Einstein quote I wanted to use but chose not to:

“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.” — Einstein

I'm still waiting for more of a reaction from KBSU than "We don't have to listen to you." Come on folks. Where is the intellectual honesty? How about representing your school a little more respectably?

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