Results for - The following is from recent media coverage: "A French scientist has issued an apology after claiming a slice of chorizo to be a far-off star acquired by the James Webb Telescope. " The scientific community was fooled more than the general public was.
A French scientist tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo and claimed it was an image of a far-off star acquired by the James Webb Space Telescope. He stated "Photo of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years from us. It was taken by the JWST. A new world is revealed day after day." Many of his peers added their own scientific input to the discussion taking the person at his word. Most in the scientific community were fooled. How about you? You may not be a scientist but that didn't seem to be a requirement. Would you have been fooled?
1. The image that went viral on social media resembled a fiery red ball with light spots that were shining in a terrifying manner on a pitch-black background. In this photo are we looking at A: A celestial body or B: A spicy slice.?
- No - just let everyone in on the joke - scientists need a good laugh like the rest of us.
- No. They were lied to and took him at his word.
- Or at least learn to spell.
2. The image of the spicy Spanish sausage was shared by prominent French physicist named Etienne Klein on Twitter on July 31 claiming that it was the most recent image captured by American Space Agency NASA's James Webb Telescope. Mr Klein is the director at France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.Mr Klien later admitted that the image is indeed that of a sausage. He admitted ""In view of some comments, I feel compelled to clarify that this tweet showing an alleged snapshot of Proxima Centauri was a form of amusement. " How about this image? Would you have been fooled? Are we looking at A: A celestial body or B: A spicy slice.?
3. Are we being bombarded with apologies these days - so much so that they have become meaningless.? When politicians do so it often means they are going to back up their apology with money from our taxes. Should we be cutting back on apologies in order to save money?
- The first one might have fooled me, the 2nd one didn't.
- I always wonder why someone says something they will later have to apologize for since they meant it at the time they said it. We should not accept such apologies.