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April 27, 2005

How much does bad science cost?

Well, apparently $3.3 billion.

From the Ass. Press via Yahoo News:

A close flyby of Saturn's big moon Titan by the international Cassini spacecraft revealed an upper atmosphere brimming with complex organic material, a finding that could hold clues to how life arose on Earth, scientists said Monday.

Cassini flew within 638 miles of Titan's frozen surface on April 16 and discovered a hydrocarbon-laced upper atmosphere.

Titan's atmosphere is mainly made up of nitrogen and methane, the simplest type of hydrocarbon. But scientists were surprised to find complex organic material in the latest flyby. Because Titan is extremely cold — about minus 290 degrees — scientists expected the organic material to condense and rain down to the surface.

"We are beginning to appreciate the role of the upper atmosphere in the complex carbon cycle that occurs on Titan," said Hunter Waite, a professor at the University of Michigan.

Scientists believe Titan's atmosphere may be similar to that of the primordial Earth and studying it could provide clues to how life began.

The term “organic” is used very deceptively in the article. Most people assume organic means life. But in a purely chemical definition it means nothing more than containing carbon. Therefore any material whether living or not or whether it has ever had anything to do with anything living, if it contains carbon, can be called “organic” and the scientific gimmickry used to promote the religion of Evolution runs with it.

While making it look like they've found clues that living organisms have been found of Titan, the article is another sorry excuse for bad journalism and bad science, paid for by taxpayer money. Real science shouldn't have an agenda, but obviously these morons do, and are perfectly willing to squander $3.3 billion dollars of our money pursuing that agenda.

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 27, 2005 08:20 AM

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........Ooooo yeah, that's "bad science", but the belief that an invisible man who lives in the sky who decided to one day create an infinite universe complete with ONE speck of an inhabitable planet that is 2/3rds water(perfect, since we all have gills).......then tossed in a couple of caucasian Earthlings(nevermind where the other races came from) whom he made out of dirt......of course, is "good science".

Posted by: boomSLANG at April 27, 2005 12:11 PM

Funny, the usage in the article was entirely appropriate and correct. Organic is a scientific term used to describe hydrocarbons. I doubt the journalist has much control over the abysmal state of scientific learning here in the U.S.

For that we can generally blame the fundamentalist christians, who are scared science will show how utterly silly their religion is. We don't really need science for that, common sense is usually sufficient.

If you see an agenda in this article, it only shows your own paranoia.

Posted by: bruce at April 27, 2005 09:43 PM

Right, Evolutionists intentionally use deceptive terminology -- and it's the Christians' fault.

Posted by: Danny Carlton at April 28, 2005 10:54 AM

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