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"New DNA" Found In Ice Not New After All
msn.NEWS ^ | 10 March 2013

Posted on 03/10/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by zeestephen

Russian scientists said March 7 that they might have found a new form of bacterial life that had been entombed in a lake deep under Antarctica for millions of years. But Saturday AFP reported that the Russian scientists retracted the statement.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: antarctica; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; russia; science; technology
This is a scientific travesty and a tragedy.

There are at least 360 sub-glacial lakes in Antarctica.

Many of them have been pristinely sealed for millions of years.

The historical and scientific value of pristine water and bottom samples from these lakes cannot be measured.

This research requires the absolutely most meticulous drilling and collection standards possible.

The USA, the UK, and Russia are drilling into three different lakes.

The UK had technical problems with their hot water drill and stopped drilling and sealed their site to prevent contamination.

America is still drilling, but very carefully.

Russia decided to drill into the largest lake on the continent.

They turned this pure research into a competitive race.

They released almost no details of their efforts, and often maintained complete silence for weeks.

They finally broke through to the lake, and, according to the Russians, extracted pure water samples.

On Thursday, Russia claimed it had isolated bacterial DNA that could not be traced to any known life form.

On Saturday, they retracted.

Now they claim their pristine samples were contaminated at the laboratory.

For months prior to this fiasco non-Russian scientists have been quietly voicing their concerns that the Russian drilling effort had a major risk of contaminating this lake with kerosine and anti-freeze.

Who knows if they will ever allow a neutral third party to investigate their bore hole and their samples.

1 posted on 03/10/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

What should we do?


2 posted on 03/10/2013 10:35:29 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler

Write a letter to the UN.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 10:40:09 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: zeestephen

I was a tad skeptical when I heard the original claim.

It’s not like they found them on Uranus.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 10:41:09 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: zeestephen
In Soviet Russia, DNA finds you!
5 posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: RedHeeler

Inga: Oh, Doctor, I'm sorry.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No. No. Be of good cheer. If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes, with quiet dignity and grace...

6 posted on 03/10/2013 11:10:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: zeestephen

You kind of knew this was Russian bs when they claimed to have found an unrelated bacteria. Get serious, this water has been isolated by ice for just six or seven million years. Marked changes over that time I could buy but a new and unrelated bacteria, no.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 11:10:39 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: garbanzo

Good advice. Thanks. How do you spell, UN?


8 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:52 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Vince Ferrer

Likely profitable. Outstanding.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 11:31:52 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler
“What should we do?”

Weep.

There has been some pointed Blog criticism of the Russians on this issue.

But the mainstream press and the mainstream science journals ignore it - they're too busy promoting world government, wealth redistribution, and politically correct science.

This is not the first outrage.

Several Antarctic mountains have been judged to be the most perfect astronomical sites on the planet.

There is almost no wind, no humidity, no air pollution, and no ambient light.

I forget the details, but the Russians built something, maybe a research laboratory, that directly interferes with one of those sites.

I guess the UN arbitrates every Antarctic dispute, so good luck trying to win a case against the Russians.

10 posted on 03/11/2013 12:31:31 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

We dive on.


11 posted on 03/11/2013 1:00:26 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler
"I have said all along that is it was to have was to say that we were and that is to say yes also because it is and will be that is to say much is saying with that it is."

The Reverend Al Sharpton

12 posted on 03/11/2013 1:18:28 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It could be deeper, than we think. We dive on.


13 posted on 03/11/2013 1:28:37 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler
Some things deserve preservation for posterity!

WORDSWISDOM

14 posted on 03/11/2013 1:49:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well...now, that could be... a deep subject, as to the WoW Factor.


15 posted on 03/11/2013 2:13:23 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This is so profound. I have the quote on my office wall and read it for strength on those trying days.


16 posted on 03/11/2013 2:13:57 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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Here, I framed it for you!

WORDSWISDOMfr

17 posted on 03/11/2013 2:33:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: zeestephen

“D@mmm*t, Ivan, I told you not to spit down the hole!”


18 posted on 03/11/2013 2:44:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you I will cherish it always.


19 posted on 03/11/2013 2:54:16 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: martin_fierro; blam; BenLurkin

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks zeestephen:
For months prior to this fiasco non-Russian scientists have been quietly voicing their concerns that the Russian drilling effort had a major risk of contaminating this lake with kerosine and anti-freeze.
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


20 posted on 03/11/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: zeestephen
Now they claim their pristine samples were contaminated at the laboratory.

Okay, what the hell do they have in that laboratory that could contaminate their samples and not match anything known on earth?............

21 posted on 03/11/2013 6:27:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: zeestephen

See what fracking can do to the environment?


22 posted on 03/11/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: zeestephen
They just backpedaled because it was something useful for their bio warfare labs.
There was a story quite a while ago about a new hemorrhagic fever in Central America.
After an initial report in the media, it completely disappeared from the news.
Science is so ‘pure’ these days.
23 posted on 03/11/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by jim999
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To: SunkenCiv

24 posted on 03/11/2013 8:28:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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