posted on May, 9 2014 @ 05:25 PM
Does no one think it odd that he obtained more fom a large failure than he ever did through success. He was a professor, but the beagle 2 mission
success lead him to get a CBE(commander british empire award) to become a fellow of the royal society and many, many other fellowships of many other
societies. A lifetime of successes cannot measure up to a well publicized failure. It was the media that got him the things that people mention on the
sad time of his death.
For instance surely him becoming a fellow of the royal society was more a political act, because Britains first attempt at a lander had to get him
one or it would have looked bad: even if it was a dismal failure, and much the same can be said for his CBE. One has to wonder how many successful
people get completely eclipsed by those chosen by the media.
In the reality TV of science the most worthy aren't always chosen for aclaim. In a way he was perfect: if you looked at him, he could have easily have
dropped out of the big brother house with his strange type of facial hair. He was the scientist that most resembled a reality TV star in appearance
and for this reason I think he will be missed more than anything else.
edit on 9-5-2014 by werewolf99 because: (no reason given)