posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by Joki42
I think NASA is being reasonable. I don't ever remember them stretching the truth, frankly.
But I can remember a lot of people who stretch the truth.
Look at their explanation, not at what you want it to be.
What do you think is more likely? According to present theory, there're 10's of billions of super earths in our galaxy and possibly a couple billion
earth analogs. And there're billions of years of change on those planets. Why do you think there'd be artificial structures on mars at this particular
time when there're lots of planets and years to choose from? And why would a species that has the technology to get here choose to build a stone
monolith? It doesn't add up. The real conspiracy, if there is one, has to do with extraterrestrial microbial colonies beneath the surface of mars and
possibly even evidences of fossil microbes (viruses?) in various meteorites we have in our possession. You know they don't require probes to be
cleaned that go to Venus? In fact, I think they stopped cleaning the probes that go to Mars too. Why do you think they would be so hasty to do this?
Is it money? A form of anthropocentrism or rape?
Here's a reference source:
Space.com: Planetary Protection Study Group Mulls Life On
The Cardiff University astrobiologist said the delay in announcing life on Mars has little to do with science.
"I think there could be political and sociological considerations at work," he said.
"Firstly, if life was already detected, then there is no need to spend vast sums of money to continue the search.
"Secondly, there is a lot of scientific interest nowadays in bringing back samples of Martian soil to Earth at the cost of tens of billions of
dollars, and there is a lobby that says if microbes exist on Mars we should not be doing this. It could pose a biohazard."
Wickramasinghe said authorities might be deterred by prospects of litigation arising from Planetary Protection -- the guiding principle in the
design of interplanetary missions that aims to prevent biological contamination of both the target celestial body and the Earth.
say more, but this is all off topic.
edit on 12-4-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)