Monday, August 24, 2009

Well... It looked like a picture... from the internet....

The Telegraph has a story about a boy who found a meteorite in his family garden.

Meteors actually making it to the ground are pretty rare, so I'm obviously skeptical. Regardless of what it actually is, the lack of critical analysis is a bit funny. Most stories at least have a mention of the finder taking the object to an expert who will at least do a rudimentary test to try to determine where it came from. But what does this family do?

Checks the internet.

It looks like a space rock. Must be one.

What's Step #2?

Check Ebay obviously.

Step #3?

Tell the kids to take pictures and watch out for aliens.

And here you have a 3 step process to avoid a real learning opportunity at all costs.

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