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Originally posted by JimOberg
Has it occurred to anyone to just ask McKay?
Originally posted by VonDoomen
I have emailed Mr.Mckay, lets see if he replies!
I've known him since 1979,
Originally posted by Ross 54
Both Von Doomen and I have tried to contact Dr. McKay by email. We each received back automated replies, stating that he was traveling and would be out of email contact through the end of December. I'm hoping he will answer one or the other of us on or after Monday, January 2, 2012. Ross
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
That Mars rock sure looked like it contained fossilized Microbes. This debate will continue until we get an advanced rover with better digging skills. NASA knows alot more than they let on....and it is curious how shortly after their release of the microbial info....it seemed as if alot of debunking was going on....and I think someone down at NASA made a decision to release the information before being properly cleared to do so.
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by Rafe_
I mentioned that earlier as well, but a few certain people chose to ignore the fact!
NASA officially said no, even though, personally, I believe they have a very high chance of actually being microfossils.
Originally posted by Rafe_
Personaly i hope this was a slip up and they did actually confirm to have found simple life in these rocks but for people to be like "Doh they confirmed this years ago" now that is just downright silly.Granted they did say they may have possibly be in the rocks they brought back but shortly afterwards they concluded otherwise (officially).But nowhere did they ever sy they did,indeed.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
I think it's been a long time acknowledgment that there is extraterrestrial life. From the science community to religious sector however.....the word they're (purposefully?) omitting is 'intelligent' life.
Microorganism life is one thing. Having a eyes, legs and hands to pilot a craft... is another.edit on 21-12-2011 by Human_Alien because: grammar
Hoover is best known for having claimed three times (1997, 2007, and 2011) the discovery of extraterrestrial microfossils in a collection of select meteorites. However, NASA officially distanced itself from Hoover's claim and his lack of expert peer reviews.
Other scientists, like biologist and blogger P.Z. Myers, have been quick to refute Dr. Hoover’s claims, saying that the Journal of Cosmology is nothing but “the ginned-up website of a small group of crank academics.” Read more: newsfeed.time.com...
"If you look at the microscope photos, they are certainly suggestive – looking like photos made of various terrestrial bacteria," Shostak told SPACE.com. "But then again, while intriguing, that's hardly proof. If similarity in appearance were all it took to prove similarity in kind, then it would be pretty easy for me to demonstrate that there are big animals living in the sky, because I see clouds that look like them."
Another influence in my early life was Buddhism. Buddhist temples are everywhere in the island, and the influence of Buddhism is hard to escape. I read a lot about science in my early teens and I absorbed a lot of Buddhist philosophy too. Buddhism – not a religion really, more a philosophy – exhorts people to find out things for themselves. It leaves unanswered the questions that other religions answer with confidence – whether or not there is a god, was the universe created or was it always there, and so on. I was impressed by certain Buddhist writings which described the Universe in distinctly post-Copernican terms. The existence of planets going round the sun, of galaxies and so on. These writings go back a couple of thousand years, when the Earth centered Universe was the accepted dogma of the West. All this played some part in my thinking and my scientific development in later years.