reply to post by qmantoo
I think one of the many things that makes me raise my eyebrows at people, is their insistence that NASA and the universities and the scientist world
wide that work with them, have their instruments and science packages on board Curiosity, are hiding and/or ignoring things.
Consider the following if you will: Using the OP picture as an example, many on here jumped up and said that they were seeing standing water. Just as
many (including me) came back and said "No, that's not standing water.".
Those of us that said "No." did so for many reasons: The martian atmosphere is too low in pressure to support standing water, or water in liquid
form on the surface. The angle at which those areas in the photo are suppose to be standing water is impossible for water to just sit there as it's
on a slope.
Those that insist that it is standing water, say it is so for mainly two reasons that I can see: because they say it looks like water to them
and......NASA must be lying or hiding something.
So, the one side says No, based on scientific evidence, and critically looking at the picture (the wrong angle, lack of reflections or sun light
The other side says Yes, based on: opinion that those spots look like water, and pure conjecture and speculation about NASA and the scientific
community (hiding, lying, conspiring, etc).
That makes me ask this question, which I asked before in this thread, and absolutely no one responded to it:
"Why would NASA and the entire scientific community either lie or ignore finding something like standing water, some other liquid, plant fossils,
etc on Mars?"
They would have EVERYTHING to gain by finding something like this on Mars. The interest it would generate on a GLOBAL scale would help more funding to
send even more probes and eventually people there.
I can understand the mind set of: Well their are alien bases there! The world isn't ready for that so NASA lies!
That is something I would expect from a conspiracy theorist.
But lying or ignoring a fossilized sea shell? Lying or ignoring standing water/some liquid? Lying about a fossilize leaf?
And then posting pictures that people swear show these things?
That would be stupid beyond even the stupidest ideas any government has ever had, as it would do nothing but create even more mistrust with the
On the other hand, there may be a very good reason that your puddles of standing water, your "sea shell" fossil and other "strange artifacts"
located in pictures are not being investigated more by NASA and the scientific team that works with Curiosity:
Because they are not the things you think they are.
If people on here truly have an open mind, then they should consider that possibility, instead of assuming that they are being lied to all the time.
That they know better than those who are trained to look at these images and the data that comes with it.
That's not having an open mind. That's assuming something based on foregone conclusion that you're always being lied to.
It's the same thing as having an Xray taken of your chest and instead of believing what the doctor says about it, deciding that you know better than
the doctor or radiologist that have the education and training to understand that xray.
That is how many of these threads read: ignoring the fact that NASA, the ESA and other space agencies, the entire international science community
would be screaming at the top of their lungs if they spotted an actual fossil, plant life or yes........even an actual guinea pig on Mars. It would
give them all the funding they ever dreamed of to do even more. Ignore that fact.
And instead, play Arm Chair expert of photography and declare that literally tens of thousands of scientific minds are lying to us.....because they
what exactly again?