Seems Mopey is a believer in letting every member of the team contribute something, even those whose potential contributions to a scientific inquiry are somewhat less than obvious or orthodox. She probably considers that as a desired instant of job enrichment…or perhaps just an instant of, no less desired, having everybody earn their keep. Hard to tell. I should say. Because it would be impolite not to. >_>
Whatever Mopey’s reasons for asking Snuka for a contribution might have been, he was happy enough to oblige. On the principle of the matter, but also because he sensed a chance to correct a historic injustice…by suggesting a videogame match as his “test” for the meteor, he thought he might finally have a sliver of a chance to end what has been a bit of an unlucky streak for him at Super Mario Cart. Up to now, he’s lost 3.285 games in a row, out of 3.285 attempts. >_> By matching his skill against an inanimate piece of rock, he was very hopeful his 3.286th match might end in a draw…or, even… perhaps… should he dare to even think it…
Well, didn’t really work out, the meteor beat him handily. >_>
While you might consider that an unexpected, and thus potentially scientifically relevant, result, I’m afraid that Mopey is probably right: this outcome doesn’t really tell us anything about the meteor…rather, it says something about Snuka. Something unflattering, probably, or possibly even quite insulting. So, no scientifically relevant answer…just a scientifically significant question. And, yeah, on some level Mopey would really like to do some research on how Snuka manages to suck that incredibly badly at the game – she just hasn’t been able to find any sponsor for the research. She has approach videogame publishers, but they all demurred – apparently, they worry they might catch something contagious from contact with Snuka. >_>
More on Thursday.