Saturday, February 13, 2016

USA Today - Obama Could Handle Aliens

A USA Today story revealed a new poll showing that a third of Americans believe in UFOs and most think Obama is better suited to handling an alien invasion than Mitt Romney

USA Today - Obama Could Handle Aliens


According to a new National Geographic Channel poll reported in USA Today, more than a third of Americans believe in UFOs. This is perfectly understandable. There’s a lot of stuff up there and if you’re not an amateur astronomer, it’s likely that on a clear night you would see at least one thing you couldn’t identify. UFO, after all, just stands for unidentified flying object. I tend to assume that if I can’t identify something, well, someone in the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers probably could. But that’s just me.

But the most interesting part of the survey was this: 

"•Nearly 65% think Barack Obama would be better suited than Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion.
Extraterrestrial beings could not be reached for comment."

The drawing comes courtesy of the blog mousebreath.

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In pursuit of her stories, writer Faye Flam has weathered storms in Greenland, gotten frost nip at the South Pole, and floated weightless aboard NASA’s zero-g plane. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and started her writing career with the Economist. She later took on the particle physics and cosmology beat at Science Magazine before coming to the Inquirer in 1995. Her previous science column, “Carnal Knowledge,” ran from 2005 to 2008. Her new column and blog, Planet of the Apes, explores the topic of evolution and runs here and in the Inquirer’s health section each Monday. Email Faye at Reach Planet of the at

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