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May 2011

The Road Ahead: What Do You Think?

POSTED BY: ARIELANBAR
 
As some of you know, I am a co-author on the “arsenic life” paper. Given my role as a co-author on that paper and as a co-editor of this blog, the situation presents some complications as we try to cover the story here. There’s much that I would like to say, but for me, personally, the trouble is that anything I write can be twisted out of context by those fishing for controversy about a highly public story (someone will....
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30
May 2011

Assessing Arsenic (and Beyond): Rules for the Road

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As Shawn noted earlier, the final version of the arsenic paper has appeared online, along with a slew of technical comments and responses, and will soon appear in print. Some back-and-forth has already begun in our comments section, and elsewhere. As that happens, I’d like to make a heartfelt request of the emerging PaleBlueBlog community: Let’s keep our discussions constructive… That doesn’t mean holding back on critiques of technical aspects of the arsenic paper or any other, or of making....
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May 2011

The Countdown: 5/31/2011

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
Apparently no one told me it was 2011. 3… Lots of JWST rumors have been floating around lately. No matter what happens, there isn’t a good solution to the problem. I’d prefer to just wait (nervously) and see what news comes out. I feel for those making this call. 2… Microbiologist Dr. James Lake won this year’s Darwin-Wallace medal. Congratulations, Dr. Lake! 1… This is a holdover from last week. You know Mars is small, but did you know that....
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