Dang. Now I’m quoted on the Fox News website, as the guy who called the bacteria from outer space “garbage”. Yay, me.
Unfortunately, most of the story there is an acceptance of the excuses from the crackpot Journal of Cosmology, with “more measured” responses from a collection of sources apparently vetted by the journal. It’s “he said, she said” journalism again, with me on one side and Frank Tipler on the other.
Sorry, people. Brace yourself for Murdoch’s minions to show up in the comments.