posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 03:28 PM
I was just thinking about Mars in general and all the findings we have found over the years. Particulary the evidence that seems to point out that
there is a chance that life was once there. Evidence of gulleys, rivers and lakes that have once existed but now dried up. What is thought to be ice
has been found. Recently the martian soil has been confirmed to be able to support life. And even the certain geographic evidence that suggests non
natural formations (although this is very disputable and no 'solid' proof). And the fact that many people believe life was once there, but a
cataclismic event caused it too dissapear.
And then it got me thinking.
Is it possible that what has possible happened to Mars, is happening to Earth right now?
Think about it.
Rivers and lakes are drying up or shrinking. Forests and vegetation are dissapearing due to forest fires starting from rising temperatures of the
planet, leaving baron wastelands. Ice is melting. Hundreds of species are becoming extinct and many many more face extinction which creates a domino
effect on the whole planet (eg. bees die out, cant pollinate plants, particular animals/insects have no 'insert plant', that animal/insect dies out,
other animals cannot eat them, they die out etc...). Food and resources are suffering due to over population (although this is probably not likely
anything similar to mars).
Could there be some cycle of events that causes mass extinction of a planet. Maybe life once flurished there but something took place or happened over
a period of time which lead to the planets demise. Then the cycle passed and we evolved as a species and civilisation at a tremendous rate. Could a
cycle or event be re-occuring, a natural event? (global warming?, which I believe to be entirely natural. Apparently even the whole solar system is
heating up, although the global warming scientists and charities tend to leave that one out)
I didnt know whether to put this in the space section or here. Thought this would be the best place.
Your thoughts and opinions?
[edit on 3-7-2008 by Proto]