"If you didn't tell people where the sample was from,"
McKay told the Boston Globe, "a paleontologist would
probably say `those are bacteria.'"
"Initially, at least, headlines and soundbites win while
facts and reason lose. . . . Sold to the public as 'good
science,' if the claim collapses, it will give a black eye
not only to NASA but to science, too," Schopf writes in
"Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils."