Phil is pleased that water has been discovered on Mars, and thinks this is a good reason to send spaceships there…and back. As a biologist, I wonder what alien life forms could be flourishing in that damp opportunity, and would urge careful disinfection. Who knows what weird parasitic microorganisms could be lurking there? Do you really want to endorse a rocket jockey when what you really need is someone able to understand and fight the alien threat?
Vote for Pharyngula. Unless you want Martian pod-fungus to eat your brain.
P.S. Also, you need to vote for anyone other than Stop the ACLU in this category.