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April 13, 2012

Most Recent Bullshit Funded by the National Science Foundation

Could 'advanced' dinosaurs rule other planets?
"An implication from this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could be life forms based on D-amino acids and L-sugars. Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth. We would be better off not meeting them."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 13, 2012 5:51 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is exactly the kind of thing I expect my tax dollars to fund. I take great pleasure with the notion that there are now dozens (hundreds?, thousands?) of scientist applying for grants in an attempt to either replicate or refute these findings.

It keeps money out the hands of the government types that want to fuck with me and my limited remaining freedoms.

Posted by: Mike at April 13, 2012 11:17 PM

Is it possible to send these nerds to those planets for field work?

Posted by: Peccable at April 14, 2012 5:12 AM

Give the author of the study a break. He only applied for the grant in order to provide a justification for Obama's slithering out of space exploration on his belly like a reptile by eliminating NASA.

Posted by: St. Thor at April 14, 2012 7:14 AM

Wretchard of the Belmont Club has also written about this:

Speculation that intelligent dinosaurs may rule other planets may yet provide a convincing rationale for keeping the Second Amendment.

Best. Opening. Sentence. Ever.

Posted by: rickl at April 14, 2012 5:15 PM

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