I recall learning about the "scientific method" at some point in my education. Until today, I have never needed to employ it and rarely given that concept much thought. I vaguely remember something about rigid requirements to be absolutely certain before publishing findings about anything.
A news item today caught my attention and made me wonder if such rigidity is still a requirement in the Internet Age. What could possibly lurk behind the steps taken to finally reach the point at which scientists are able to make the bold statement appearing in newspapers?
The bold news: they believe the moon contains "10 times more water than previously thought". How do they know? Quite simply by studying rocks collected 40 years ago. It does not say why it took so long to examine a rock. The entire matter could be taken by some conspiracy theorist to be a joke. I take it for a bit too much scientific method.
Unless, of course, government funding was involved...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.