On 4 Dec 2006 21:13:06 -0800, "Rich" <rander3127@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>How about disproving the simple one before going of on what might be
>nothing more than a wild goose chase, make-work project for scientists?
Because there's nothing wrong with pursuing more than one avenue of
research at the same time. Sometimes it's the wild goose chase that pays
off in a big way. Panspermia doesn't have to have occurred in order for
research into the subject to be valuable.
Generally, research grants sort themselves out in a logical way- the
work with the greatest chance of yielding important results naturally
tends to attract the most funding. The long shots live on the margins.
Seems pretty reasonable to me.
Chris L Peterson