Originally posted by felonius
Another graduate of the "HOAGLAND SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED OBSERVATION AND STUDIES GROUP".
Another useless and snide remark blatantly slating and insulting Richard Hoagland and any ATS member who would have the temerity to actually consider
the possibility, however remote the possibility may be, that among others the planet Mars once had a thriving and cultured civilization, now shattered
and long gone.
TPTB, by their own admission have stated through intermediaries and consultants, that should evidence of either current and functioning, or long dead
but once sophisticated off world cultures and civilizations be discovered, they would NOT inform the public. They cite the usual reasons for this,
which are bunk of course, and have more to do with control than with security.
So with certain knowledge that should a Mars rover, past or future image a 100 meter perfectly sculpted statue, complete with clothing and adornments,
situated in the middle of an obvious city made of pyramids, temples, walls, domes, roads and bridges and many other instantly recognizable artificial
edifices and structures, we would not get to see them, what does that leave those that search for evidence of these possible cultures?
Not much is the answer.
We only have the older, lower quality images from the early probes, released at a time before the advent (and foresight) of ultra powerful personal
computers, capable of enhancements unimaginable at the time those images were released, or we have the edited, airbrushed more recent images, with
any patently obvious artificial objects removed by (now automatic) censors, and the less obvious more obscure fragments of artificiality that were
either missed by the censors, or deliberately left in the images as they would provoke the 'it's paredolia, you're seeing what you want to see'
type comments that inevitably flood threads such as this.
If artificiality was glaring and obvious, it would have been taken out of the images. If it's obscure and subjective and likely to polarise the
opinion of the viewing public, they'd leave it in to cause confusion and dissent.
Remember too, that among those that hypothesise Mars had a long gone civilization, many think that it seemingly ended abruptly, during some
unimaginable cataclysm that literally smashed and / or baked the planetary civilization into oblivion in the wink of an eye.
Therefore, artefacts will probably also be smashed or broken, at skewed angles, half buried and mixed in with natural rock formations.
If whatever happened to our hypothetical civilization was aeons ago, they would also be weathered and eroded too, further hindering searchers.
This is why searching for artificiality is such a difficult task...add in to the mix the fact we have a 'human eye' and have no idea what the
supposed inhabitants actually looked like (if not human), what their building styles and tastes were like, what scale of building we're talking about
and so on.
All that can be done, is what people are doing in threads such as this one, and elsewhere around the internet..searching for the proverbial needle in
a haystack that insinuates artificiality.
It doesn't help a topic one way or the other, by throwing arbitrary insults and one liner put downs of those that are interested in, and research
From my point of view, harassment and personal slurs only drive me on harder to first find the haystack then the needle, in order to metaphorically
shove into the eyes of those that work to keep ours firmly closed.
Of course sometimes a rock is only an ordinary rock...
but never forget that here on Earth we have many, many artificial structures and artefacts made from that very ordinary rock that in many cases had
been / is misidentified as 'Just a rock', until proper investigation reveals it to be 10 or 20 thousand year old relics of a long gone
culture...Mars would probably be much the same, except potential evidence is probably sitting skewed and buried among ordinary rocks...millions of
It's easy to scoff and repeat cliché, it's not so easy to put the work in to find the results.