Tsk, tsk, tsk. Gregory is entirely correct about that method of determining the freshness of an egg, of course…but whatever made him transpose the concept to our mysterious meteorite? Admittedly, the meteorite is roughly egg-shaped…which isn’t all that common a shape for meteorites, especially in combination with such a regular surface. But what else could that mean but…that it’s just an uncommonly shaped and textured meteorite?
I guess it’s somewhat unpredictable what an egg of extraterrestrial origin might look like – so you can’t really rule out that it would look like our mysterious meteorite, which also happens to be of extraterrestrial origin. But it’s highly unlikely. An extraterrestrial egg might look any of a potential myriad of ways, so the likelihood that it would look like this is only one in a myriad. Can be discounted right away, in other words.
So, a clear mistake on Gregory’s part, and no indication at all that he might have paged further forward in the script than he was supposed to. >_>
More on Monday.