Two astronomers. Separated by only 22 degrees, 58 minutes of latitude, 33 degrees, 29 minutes of longitude, yet seemingly worlds apart. Their common goal: figure out the very nature of the Universe and its womenfolk.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lisa Marie Nowak

The story of Lise Marie Nowak exemplifies the dignity of scientists. The cool, collected, sober, balanced assesor of phenomena. The level headed judge. The specialized operator of multi-billion dollar technology.

"Police officials say she drove 900 miles to Florida from Texas, wearing a diaper so she would not have to stop for rest breaks. In Orlando, they say, she confronted her rival in a parking lot, attacking her with pepper spray. "

Attaking a rival with pepper spray I fully understand, but why the nappies? I mean, surely as a scientist she must now that variations in the traffic density that cause fluctuations in journey time integrated over a 900 mile trip are much greater than the 2 minutes necesary to pull over and have a wee. I mean Paula Radcliff did so WHILE RUNNING A MARATHON and still got to the finish line first. What is with these people? how can the most prestigious governmentally run space company in the world higher people at the highest echelon who dont have the slightest intuition for the law of averages?

Plus how can an astronaut be freed on bail. Surely by the very nature of her job shes a flight-risk?


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