posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:29 PM
Originally posted by earthalien50
I think that they will announce that the carbon-12 to carbon-13 isotopic ratio in discovered methane suggests life. Carbon-12 means life. If this
type of methane is in the air, there could be organisms alive on Mars today!
If this is true, then there are consequences that most do not realize. It will change society a little or a lot. I am curious to see how religions
will react? Will the pope make an announcement? Will we all change our way of thinking about the universe?
At least then we can have a serious global chat about maybe moving on out...
If life is found, then undeniably we, life on earth, is not unique..
This also means we can quickly become extinct (due to no deity coming to save the day)..
And that might set forth a sudden desire to not have all our eggs in one basket.
Your right...even evidence of a former microbial life will (or should) change our entire view and get us set on some priorities given the new natural
view of the universe.