posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:55 PM
Several thoughts on all this - - The fellow at NASA who was downplaying Dr. Grotzinger's enthusiasm is Mr. Guy Webster. He is, by his own admission,
a journalist or publicist, not a scientist. I doubt very much that he is privy to the scientific evidence that the Curiosity science team is holding
onto so closely. Is he really in a position be be downplaying this?
It's been reported that NASA will make its announcement about this matter at the meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Dec. 3rd
to 7th. Only about two weeks to wait. They're committed to telling, now.
The discovery of organic compounds may not sound too exciting, but if they are complex enough, the most reasonable source for them is living
If it turns out that Mars has or had life, we may be able to analyze it well enough to determine if it arose independently, or was started by life on
Earth, carried in on rocks blown from Earth to Mars by asteroid impacts. It is also conceivable that life appeared first on Mars and was transfered in
this way to Earth. If life on the two planets can be shown to have originated independently, we have life starting out on two planets in one solar
system. This is a strong indicator of the ease with which life can begin. It speaks of a universe teeming with life.