Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr. Sinister, Jul 31, 2010.
Area on Mars could hold fossilized remains of life - Technology & science - Space - Mars - msnbc.com
Yeah right. And there's water on the moon.
Awesome. Proof of extraterrestrial life could finally be within our grasp.
Hopefully they'll get a 3D model of it in a few weeks.
Sounds like great scifi, but I can save them billions. They will not find anything. Sorry to dash your hopes.
Care to explain why? Let me guess I won't be able to respond to your "reasoning" due to rule 3, right?
Let's just hope they don't turn out to be the kind of extraterrestrial life that bleeds acid or are skilled hunters that collect spines as trophies. Yeah, that would suck. It would be sweet as hell, don't get me wrong, but it would also suck.
How do you know it? Elaborate.
As for this, sounds cool. It´s a pretty big universe, only close minded people would believe humanity is "special".
I am also curious. Why do you say that? It doesn't sound like you're guessing so you must have an explanation.
Well, as long as they're bones, all would be well. It's a fossil dig, remember?
I used to have a Mars obsession, and there was a website I found once that made all sorts of dubious claims about fossils and life on Mars.
It was pretty good. Gonna see if I can find it again.
Here we go:
Mars Biological Evidence Directory
Check out 2004 Animal skulls. Totally bogus, of course. But I wish it was true.
Seems exciting, Just not entirely sure they will find exactly what they are looking for.
A couple of those are pretty interesting, like this one:
I find the whole idea of fossilized life on Mars fascinating. I wouldn't be that surprised if we found microbial or subterranean multicelled life there one day. In fact, I'd probably be more jubilant than surprised.
You know what that kinda reminds me of?
*Waits for jarrassic park meets Mars style movie*
The pictures are definitely interesting. The interpretations are fantastically speculative. It's a bit like cloud pictures or ink blots... you can see what you want to see. I see the same kind of mindset in cryptozoology and ufo sightings. Kinda hokey, but basically harmless fun. I'm glad people are looking, whether there's anything 'out there' or not.
If there's any kind of biology or paleobiology there we'll have to wait and see. There's certainly some bizarre geology up there. I think some of those rocks are probably just pockmarked with little craters. On earth most of that stuff gets burnt up in the atmosphere.
Amusingly, those bones were rediscovered in Tunisia by paleontologists back in the nineties. The film crew had just left them behind in the seventies. It must've been weird to find a fibreglass skeleton emerging from the desert sands.
PALAEOBLOG: Krayt Dragon
You're correct for my explanation. That's as far as I'm going.
Every article about life on other planets has always been a "maybe", "could",or "possibly." Never proof.
And there sure are a lot of those words in those articles.
Oh, and the only reasoning the article uses for life on mars is that there's a similar type of rock to one found on earth where fossils can sometimes be found. Hell, they even acknowledge in the article there's currently no proof.
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