[ASC-list] Bacteria spits out arsenic and scavenges P

Helen Sim Helen.Sim at csiro.au
Mon Dec 13 02:39:47 UTC 2010


I don't think there's any doubt about the voracity of the findings, but 
their veracity is a different matter.

- H

On 13/12/10 12:22 PM, Niall Byrne wrote:
>
> A good topic.
>
> I don’t think this is a debacle – it’s just science – with the 
> blogosphere  over-reacting partly because of a clumsy media alert from 
> NASA that overpromised.
>
> I liked this comment from the blog you cited.
>
> /“If question remains about the voracity of these authors findings, 
> then the only thing that is going to answer that doubt is data.  Data 
> cannot be generated by blog discussion… Talking about digging a ditch 
> never got it dug.”/
>
> Science is messy, peer review is messy and sometimes it’s good for us 
> to be exposed to that.
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> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Susan Kirk
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> OK well all is good.  Jessie Shore assures me this is the place to 
> communicate.  So lets get started.
>
> There has been much said this week about the arsenic eating bacteria 
> that apparently means we are inhabiting the earth with 
> extra-terrestrials.  There’s a whole # devoted to it over at twitter. 
>  My question to the whole debacle was, “If the controls were flawed 
> WHY was the experiment published?”
>
> Here’s a pretty good timeline of the event 
> http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/12/10/arsenic-bacteria-a-post-mortem-a-review-and-some-navel-gazing/
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