Thursday, December 09, 2010

Arsenic-Based Life Update

The NASA study of arsenic-based life was fatally flawed, say scientists. - By Carl Zimmer - Slate Magazine: "As soon as Redfield started to read the paper, she was shocked. 'I was outraged at how bad the science was,' she told me.

Redfield blogged a scathing attack on Saturday. Over the weekend, a few other scientists took to the Internet as well. Was this merely a case of a few isolated cranks? To find out, I reached out to a dozen experts on Monday. Almost unanimously, they think the NASA scientists have failed to make their case."

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