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Originally posted by phrankie79
I guess it depends on what your definition of "life" is.
Although not a smoking gun, the new findings considerably strengthened the Mars life arguments that have been hotly and passionately debated for a decade, given that the discovery of life on Mars is the Holy Grail of science.
Originally posted by Phage
The thread title is incorrect. The OP is incorrect.
Neither the Dailymail article nor the original article state there is proof of Martian fossil
Originally posted by ProTo Fire Fox
Isn't there a theory which says that we were put on this Earth, just like this rock was. We landed here as micro-organisms and then after a long time, week or so, went from single cell to these fine war hungry creatures we are now.
Couldn't it be an idea that we have been 'seeded' all across the galaxy/universe. If this theory can be proven correct the chances of life on other planets go from, likely to 99.9% sure.
(Oki, longer then a week! Maybe 2...)
Originally posted by Xeven
I have often wondered if Mars could be the "other planet" that collided with Earth to make our moon.
Is it possible that Mars and Earth bumped at some point and settled into the orbit they are in now?
Originally posted by 10001011
I love how we have crustaceans who thrive in 800 degree water around underwater volcanoes, and Ice worms who live in glaciers, as well as Cave fish who live in complete darkness and temps just below freezing with no eyes, and I can go on and on and on.
But we just cannot have life ANYWHERE else in the universe... Your laughed at when you say that. Really, are we starting the world is flat again?
Blows my mind, there is Nothing special about our planet, other then the idea that its the only one like it in OUR Solar system, and life became of that, But since it did, these conditions here HAVE TO BE THE ONLY WAY life can be created.
Wow, I created mold on my bread, must mean that the conditions in my house are the Only kind of conditions mold can grow in....
Way to be scientific....
for those of you who can not tell, I'm being sarcastic, and Pissed off.
[edit on 26-11-2009 by 10001011]
Originally posted by odyseusz
I wonder what is the point in posting once more time this old photo of that "something" in stone. When I went into that thread I hoped that I finally would sea something new. That one photo proves nothing. In other way everybody would agree that there was life on Mars many years ago but in fact it's hardly to find scientist who would be convinced by this photo.
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by FreeRadical.
I think people get excited about this stuff not because it is confirmation from "hugher ups" but because they can now go to the nay-sayers and tell them
"I told you so"
Originally posted by Malcram
Originally posted by JimOberg
That's what's been happening. The scientific consensus was against biological origin (as it SHOULD have been since that was the 'extraordinary' theory)
Really? The proper scientific approach is to be "against" a certain possibility? Shouldn't the proper scientific approach be agnostic open mindedness while investigating the possibilities?
Of course, I'm sure you're right that the scientific consensus was generally "against" this idea, as it is biased "against" many such ideas. But that doesn't mean that this was or is the proper attitude. Proper skepticism is agnostic and unbiased but few 'skeptics' manage to live up to proper skepticism. Nice to know you, at least, were fully open-minded on this issue.
[edit on 26-11-2009 by Malcram]
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by fieryjaguarpaw
Often the obvious answer is not correct.