Originally posted by CaptainScarlet;301813
[b]NASA's "Search for Life" a Charade
Possible plantlife near Mars' south pole
Since the Viking craft set sail for Mars in the mid-70s, NASA has justified its interest in the Red Planet as the continued "search for life." But as new and better spacecraft are deployed to Mars, it has become painfully clear that NASA's desire to look for life on Mars is at best a public relations charade.
In 1976, in a woefully overlooked abuse of science, evidence for biochemistry in the Martian soil was ignored after the Viking landers provided positive results for two of three onboard experiments designed to detect subsurface microbial life.
Nice pictures, i want vacation near the trees.
More recently, noted scientist and author Arthur C. Clarke's remarks about apparent plantlife on Mars have been roundly ignored despite high-resolution images that clearly show unknown phenomena that might be explained in exobiological terms. In the meantime, additional evidence for Mars as a living planet continues to mount, with Russian astronomers reporting the presence of organic pigment in the Martian atmosphere and a team of Hungarian scientists concluding that the exotic-looking "Dalmatian spots" on Mars are likely large colonies of moss or fungi adapted to the extreme cold.
That NASA considers the "Face" and other anomalies to be naturally occurring landforms almost goes without saying, despite the singularly disturbing fact that NASA has yet to perform any sort of reviewable scientific study that would bear out this position. The new overhead image of the Face was written off as natural because, according to one space agency employee, it "reminds" him of a natural formation here on Earth; to say this pronouncement mocks scientific method is probably an understatement.
:surrender :surrender :tease: