Professor of what? Not maths, I’ll bet.

October 4th, 2010


Scientists have an obligation to be scientific.

It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But bad scientists, or good scientists who say things badly, give science a bad name.

Enter Professor Steven Vogt, one of the team who discovered Gliese 581g, a planet which is believed to have the right conditions for supporting life. The Telegraph attributes the following statements to Professor Vogt:

  • “My own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent.”
  • “I have almost no doubt about it.”

Time to go back to school, Professor, and learn what “100%” means.

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