posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 10:05 AM
Yes, I do actually understand that there would, in fact, be a lot of remnants of our culture still visible, however, after a few centuries, our main
structures, being totally unkempt would degrade to the point of destruction. there would, of course still be some evidence of our being here, but
only, as stated before, and in the show, in the colder climates, as well as the drier climates. My comments on searching for structures on the moons
of Mars, perhaps I was a little vague. I did, in fact mean to suggest a technologically advanced civilization. I believe I mentioned about intelligent
life, and not animals or lower lifeforms for the purpose of this discussion. And no, I was never trying to say that a civilization, if one existed,
which did not reach a technologically advanced enough stage to begin exploring space would not be worth discovering. Quite the opposite, actually.
Originally posted by WatchNLearn
Ok, so in that case the Pyramids in Egypt, Stone Henge in England and the statues on Easter Island were all built within the last 1000 years. Well we
better go and re-write all the history books because this TV show seems to know a lot more than the archeologists of the world.
No, in the show, the basic idea behind it is if all mankind was to disappear from the face of the earth. Clearly this could never really happen, but
it's really just their views on what could possibly happen. Maybe I should have been clearer when I said that about remnants of our civilization on
the moon, as well. They didn't say that would be the ONLY stuff left, but that it would probably be the only things left which would be preserved
almost indefinitely. Some small plastics would clearly be found, as well as stainless steel objects, which would last for tens of thousands of years.
With the facts that we have also dammed somewhere near 50% of the worlds rivers, after those dams break down, they would be enough to wipe clear a lot
of cities quite easily. Once all of the worlds nuclear plants were to meltdown, as well, it would raise temperatures worldwide quite amazingly...
another ice age could be potentially possible, which would also wipe clean a lot of remnants of our civilization. Mostly I'm just trying to think
about what the evidence should be on Mars, being a desert planet, and subject to massive sandstorms. How much of it would be covered? I would assume
much of it, if not even all of it would be, there.