posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:02 AM
It certainly seems that there was a catastrophic event on Mars but I suspect that the putative age is more generated from theoretical doctrine rather
than definitive evidence. Of course there may be evidence that I am unaware of and if any other member is aware of such evidence I would be grateful
if they could point it out to me.
If we look at the legends and myths that have been handed down to us, and while I am attempting to do so myself more accomplished investigators like
Immanuel Velikovsky , who have done a comprehensive study of these stories. I do agree that these myths have their genesis in events that impressed
the people of the past to such a degree that they became part of their lore and legends, often anthropomorphized or allegorized, but none the less
based on some historical event.
A possible interpretation of many of the celestial myths and ancient obsession with the planets may be that our ancestors were witness to the Mars
impact event, which would mean a date of thousands or tens of thousands of years ago rather than billions of years ago. Once we allow for this sort
of possibility, the whole question of whether there has ever been highly evolved life on Mars become much more interesting.
One final observation. In many of the Mars pictures taken both from orbit and on the ground, there appears to be scattered over the surface of the
planet a number of things that could be artificial in origin. If there had been a technological civilization on Mars at the time of the impact event,
it seems reasonable to assume that most of their constructions would either have be pulverized, vaporized or mulched and scattered about.
I love a good mystery!