posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by Arken
Whilst I really love the fact that so many people are interested and excited about the images that Curiosity is returning to earth, I can't help but
feel that a lot of people are LOOKING for anomalies and FINDING objects in the images which appear "man made". I have an open mind to the fact that
Mars may have once supported life, intelligent or not. But, nearly all of the posts on ATS about the images that Curiosity has returned to earth have
been about tiny rocks. Yes, tiny rocks! The "finger" image is particularly intriguing. But it is a rock!
We've all seen the images of Curiosity and its development over the years. I mention this to remind you of the physical size of the rover and the
relevant scale of it to the zoomed images people are posting of "objects".
You are finding familiar earth based "objects" in dirt and gravel. Then you are zooming in on them and making them huge on your computer screen. I
have done the same thing and found many anomalies. But they're just rocks!
I'd like them to be something other than what they are! But they're not.
Be patient, my friends. And while you're waiting, go into your back yard and take a really good close up look at the dirt, grass and rocks out there
and post hi res zoomed images of what you found that looked like familiar man made/earthly objects. You can argue that anything you find will look man
made and earthly because it is on earth. And that's a fair argument. But, what evidence do you have that it can't exist somewhere else? I can go on
with quotes about proof and evidence blah blah blah, but that is pointless because it creates a never ending circle of disagreement.
To quote Carl Sagan: "We are made of Star Stuff". I agree.
It makes perfect sense that rocks on another planet close to ours look like rocks on our planet. Can anyone prove otherwise? For the record, I can't!
Nor can anyone else. Does anyone really know? Well, I guess the answer to that is a resounding "NO", otherwise we wouldn't be sending probes and
rovers to Mars to find out!
Peace. I look forward to the next batch of photographs, as do all of you :-)