Liberals and science don’t mix.
Alan Stern, the Principal Investigator and man who has spent his life’s work on the New Horizon’s mission, took a question from a reporter named “Alex” from a nature magazine about how he “can justify the use” of Ultima Thule. A few liberals on social media have expressed their objections because a nefarious group of Aryan occultists used the name “Thule”. This has riled the Nazi haters, many of whom don’t understand Nazi history at all.
Even one science writer who went along the same route ended up protecting her twitter account from all the blow back.
Alan Stern was aware of it and you can see his frustration as he answered the question.
“Yeah, I sorta thought we might get the question”, he said with some annoyance.
He continued, “You know, I’ve said it a number of times. I think New Horizons is an example, one of the best examples of our time of raw exploration. And the term, Ultima Thule, which is very old, many centuries old, possibly over a thousand years old, is a wonderful meme for exploration. And that’s why we chose it. And I would say that just because some bad guys once liked that term we’re not going to let them hijack it. Thank you.”
The audience clapped loudly and the members of the team smiled and nodded.
New Horizons has returned just a small amount of data about Ultima Thule. It is a binary contact object that already has scientists beaming.
On Earth, liberals want you to know how butthurt they still are that Nazi’s used a word.
Update: I changed the title to better represent it was the Principle Investigator, and not a Director and that the other members of the team smiled and nodded along instead of clapping.
Update 2: Didn’t dawn on me I used the wrong principle……. (H/T AJ Fornicarius Hoc)