posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 04:26 PM
It's actually somewhat annoying to those of us who already knew years ago, back in the 90s.
Well, to be fair, nobody -knew- years back
There was mounting evidence, and educated guesses. but knowing...unless you personally had the rock to examine, the educational background to know
what your looking at, and the proper tools, not to mention a whole host of considerations (such as the imprints possibly being of earths origins),
then yeah, it was just a guess.
What does it mean though if it is indeed found out to be evidence of martian microbial life?
Well, the realistic implications day to day mean nothing, but the grand scheme of things, considerable. It could suggest that wherever life can exist,
will exist in the universe. This would mean the universe is a very lively place and we are not very special (not that we aren't valueable...a diamond
is still a diamond even if there are millions of others). That is a big deal though and the person claiming this better know what he is claiming, as
it completely and permanently shifts the paradigm view of our species in this universe...no guessing, no maybe's. I think if it is even remotely
possible that this claim is not correct, then you simply don't claim it considering what a huge impact it is.
It would be similar to walking down the street and finding a feather, do you consider its origins, or do you immediately call the worlds press to
report on the absolute fact of old testament Angels wandering around? Some people may "know" its angels, whereas plenty of others may simply want
an accurate investigation and consideration of birds before such claims.