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13 April 2012

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Pirouz

I remember reading that as a kid in our local metro newspaper.

r whitman

Do you mean "worth noting" or "worth nothing". This goes to our American propensity to make up numbers for everything.

Babak Makkinejad

That is a true statement.

turcopolier

Pirouz

NASA's conclusion at the time was that Viking did not fins life. pl

elkern

Low probablilty of being real, but if real, it's huge news. Finding life - even just strong evidence of extinct microbial life - on (past, really) the outer edge of the Goldilocks Zone tilts the parameters of Drakes Equation pretty heavily in favor of sapient ET's being out there somewhere.

I'm skeptical, but I hope it's true. The implications - scientific, theological, and political - are truly stagerring. Was it Arthur C. Clarke who said something like:

"Alien life is out there somewhere, or we're alone in the universe - either way, it's [mind-blowing]".

Mark Logan

elkern, Had to share, in case anyone was unaware of it:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/shostack-seti-qa.html

Seems CETI not finding anything (yet) is utterly meaningless. We couldn't find ourselves just one light year away.

The Twisted Genius

A while back, we had a discussion about budget cuts at NASA. Just read an article stating that NASA is pulling out of two ESA Mars projects and is seeking a cheaper way to adhere to its goal of putting a man on Mars in the 2030s. The ESA projects, aimed at bringing Martian soil samples back to Earth, will go forward with Russia as a partner. With this latest news about the Viking discovery, I think it would be a good time to seriously consider the idea of a concerted international effort of exploring Mars.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47044516/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.T4jStu2aC2w

505thPIR

DNA is an ongoing counter argument...Hegel saw it...hello brother antithesis

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