I am not smart enough to be a scientist. These guys are really Smart Fellas. They see things where there are not things to be seen.
My newspaper has educated me about what scientists are now saying they are seeing about a Saturn Moon named Enceladus which is orbiting that big ringed planet 850 Million Miles away from me as I peck out this blog posting.
I believe everything the scientific community tells me but I just wish they would not be so wishy-washy when they are telling me what they say they have discovered. Here are the some of the terms they used in the article about Enceladus...
- “ is believed to be”
- “is likely sandwiched between”
- “it likely formed”
- “provides one possible story to explain”
- “raises the likelihood that”
- “likely to contain oceans”
- “most likely cause”
Why can’t scientists be more specific? Why can’t they come out and say something like, “This is undeniable proof that the cumquat is directly related to the elephant!”
Maybe they can’t be as specific as I want because they have to base their finding on such infinitesimally small happenings. Here is how they have made the determination about Enceladus which I am toying with you about in this Foolishness...Or Is It?...
To get Enceladus’ gravity maps, however, scientists had to tease out signals in Cassini’s radio transmissions that changed by a fraction of a millimeter per second.
After observing a fraction of a millimeter per second they came to this determination...
There is likely (there is one of those words again) a large underground ocean on Enceladus about 6 miles deep that is covered by 19 to 25 miles of ice.
Wow! Fractions of millimeters are really big!
OK, I accept that they know what they are talking about because they are Smart Fellas. Now that we have zeroed in on all that water, we ought to do something about all those farmers in California that can’t use the water in California to irrigate their crops because there is a Snail or a Darter or a Little Fish of Some Sort in the water that they can’t use.
Since we have all those pipeline workers collecting unemployment because they are not allowed to build that oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, we ought to get them working on building a pipeline from Enceladus to California.
Once completed, that pipeline would get California back feeding the world instead of going out of business because they can’t get the water they need to feed the world.
I sure hope they do not find a Snail or a Darter or a Little Fish of Some Sort in the water on Enceladus’ Under Ice Ocean (that possibly may or possibly may not be somewhere around 6 miles deep covered by about 19 to as much as 25 miles of ice).
Would I kid u?