Lee Chul-ho's remarks
In a JoongAng Ilbo editorial yesterday (December 27, 2005), "Let Experiments repeat," Lee Chul-ho made the following remarks:
"This is truth. There is life on Mars," CNN reported a statement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 6, 1996. It was the biggest discovery in the history of science that resulted from analyses of meteorites from Mars. Then-President Bill Clinton pledged, "We will concentrate all our ability and technology to exploring outer space." For nine years after that, NASA continued to send probes to Mars but failed to find evidence of any life. It turned out to have been a conspiracy by NASA aiming for trillions of dollars of the government budget and Bill Clinton aiming for re-election.Lee then commented:
Professor Hwang Woo-suk's intentional falsification of his research paper is embarrassing but less so than the actions of NASA.Interesting. America is always worse, I suppose . . .
But . . . I don't recall events quite as Lee does. I do remember scientists analyzing the meteorite from Mars and stating that certain structures and chemicals were consistent with the presence of life on the red planet, but I certainly don't recall NASA stating anything so direct as "This is truth. There is life on Mars."
I also recall nothing about this 'discovery' being a proven (or even rumored) conspiracy by NASA and President Clinton, who were (supposedly) aiming for trillions of supporting dollars and the presidential re-election, respectively.
Admittedly, I've been out of the country for over 15 years, so I might have missed that news.
Yet . . . if this concerned "the biggest discovery in the history of science," then I should have heard something.
Maybe I did hear, but it slipped my mind. Can somebody jog my memory?
. . . so that I can feel embarassed.