posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 07:15 PM
reply to post by fieryjaguarpaw
I posted nothing disallowing the possibility that life could have existed on Mars. I was replying to this statement in by the OP.
And if life did in what respect? Was it primitive or will we one day discover that there was once an advanced civilization on Mars?
And I stand by what I posted. If life ever did exist on Mars, there is little chance that it could have evolved beyond a very primitive level. That is
not negative, it is realistic.
But the discovery of incontrovertible evidence of even very primitive life on another planet would be monumental. I, and the scientific community,
say, "Let's go look for it!" That is what they are doing. The problem is, it is not that easy to do. You don't just up and send a
spacecraft to Mars and go look for some kind of life we have never seen before. Where exactly do you look? What exactly do you look for? How exactly
do you go about it? These are all questions that need to be asked, answered, and agreement reached before anything happens. Maybe you don't like it,
but that is the reality of it. Maybe you know more about it than the scientists who have devoted their lives to it. Maybe you should have spent the
time and effort to put yourself in their positions.
I'm not missing your point. You are missing mine. We should be, and are, looking for life elsewhere.