reply to post by west aussie
No worries mate and thanks for the positive input. I'm pretty open on the subject because the imagery we get makes it very hard to draw any firm
conclusions, but on the other hand I agree they can't just be discarded out of hand. If nothing else that apparently skull-shaped object seems to be
something of an oddity in relation to the surrounding terrain so it's worth a bit of investigation. If it is purely a natural formation it suggests
either anomalous weathering effects or an object of different structure to those that predominate there. All of these things can be worth looking
Just for info, I lived in Australia for 30-odd years and spent a fair bit of time in the outback, where I saw quite a few unusual rock formations and
so on. However, I never saw anything that looked so close as this
object does to a hominid/human skull (and was the right size) but if I had
I'd have stopped for a longer look if nothing else. I'm aware that we have a propensity to see certain shapes such as faces and human figures in all
manner of natural formations, but like another member said some posts back, we also have the ability to reasonably discern, and recognize things that
look too much like the real thing to be ignored. I reckon this is the case here -- with the rider that the imaging we are working from is reliable and
giving us something close to a realistic image.
If there are or ever were higher life forms on Mars, sooner or later someone might find some evidence that is just too
obvious to be reasonably
argued with (note I said "reasonably"
), so I reckon it's worth the effort.
Edit: About your comments on possible plant life. If solid evidence of plant life can be found, that would certainly increase the motivation for a lot
of researchers to look more closely for signs of possible animal life. Granted, we can't take the assumed development of life on our world as a
blueprint for other planets but it makes a certain amount of sense that animal life would be more likely if there were plants...So we'll have to see
what turns up
[edit on 25-5-2008 by JustMike]