posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Larry L
No. I'm stating the highly educated opinions of people who
have been studying the geology of Mars. I've read what they have to say and why they say it. Have you?
You're stating complete guesses on the part of humans as absolute fact.
Mars could have died just a couple thousand years ago by some unknown cause......meteor strike....somehow being knocked out of it's original
Why would losing its magnetic field cause every living thing to be sterilized by cosmic radiation?
Where did all the water go? The water which made the seas that once existed?
it's core could have stopped spinning enough to create a strong magnetic field and everything living on the surface was sterilized by cosmic
radiation in the year of our Lord 213 a.d.
Have you bothered to look? Or would you rather just rely on your personal speculations?
You have to stop speaking in such absolutes about things not only you, but no one in the entire human race currently has any real knowledge of.
Show me one single piece of evidence that proves this area of Mars (or any other for that matter) has been dry for ONE BILLION YEARS aside from the
fact that it happens to be "dry" now.
Speaking of speaking in absolutes...
Here's a link to the two images where it's CLEARLY wet.
And then there is this (clearly not true):
Mind you, it's moving in this series of images.
edit on 9/11/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Yes I do read what these so called experts have to say. The only studies that can be done of the geology of Mars, since we officially have no feet on
the ground, are done by studying the same exact NASA/JPL images availible to everyone else. Is there some independent Mars exploration being done by
geologists outside of NASA that only you know about? They are just making guesses based on next to no evidence aside from what's in the available
data. Even carbon dating on this planet has been proven to be completely unreliable. So if you're choosing to just believe this random arbitrary
number of ONE BILLION YEARS, I'd say that shows quite a lack of critical thinking on your part. Do you also just assume God exists because "the
church" says so?
So are you suggesting that things could live on the surface of a planet with no magnetic field protecting them from cosmic radiation, gamma rays and
the various other deadly things floating about in the ether of space that our magnetic field is holding back? You seem to hold so much regard for what
"the experts" say, yet you're saying they're all wrong when they say without our magnetic field the surface of the earth would be totally roasted?
Me personally I put much more stock in what scientists say about Earth (since they're actually here to study it themselves), than in what they say
about Mars. It seems to be the opposite with you, eh?
Also, as for the water, it seems logical to me that if without a magnetic field a planets surface would be roasted, the water would evaporate due to
the heat, and not only the direct heat, but also the radiation particles would be heating up the water on a molecular level. And based on the magnetic
field degredation theory, I would think quite alot of that evaporated water would actually just be leached off into space, whatever didn't freeze up
near the poles.
Of course it's personal speculation. And I go out of my way to say it's personal speculation and theory. But at least it's my personal speculation.
You on the other hand are just repeating the personal speculation of others, and you're presenting those speculations as fact.
And I notice you quote the one example where I didn't say "looks" wet. And yes.....it does CLEARLY look wet.....or damp rather.
And yes.....in the Sol34 series of images (which is in debate here) the rover has moved in between the still images (which are often a minute or more
apart), I come to this conclusion by the fact that the wheels are turned in one pic and not in another. Suggesting that it IS doing some navigating in
the series, even if it was just turning to head in another direction. The wheels are rotatiing between images at the very least. I have no way of
saying how far or what direction it moved, but it is moving.