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No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:53 pm

No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization
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In case you were wondering, there's no evidence that Mars hosted an alien civilization thousands of years ago.

Nonetheless, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked a panel of planetary scientists to speculate about this possibility today (July 18), during a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology's Space Subcommittee.

The inquiry followed testimony by panelist Ken Farley, the project scientist for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, stating that the Red Planet had lakes and rivers, and perhaps even a huge northern ocean, until about 3.6 billion years ago. So it fell to Farley to answer the question of whether Mars was perhaps once home to intelligent aliens.

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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby gorgeous » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:04 pm

and face on Mars ...and buildings...yes there was a community there.....
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby ElectricMonk » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Well, I don't know about an ancient civilization...
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but it's where NASA keeps their slave colonies, right?
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:19 pm

...and where spaced-out Rohrabacher most likely would like to send all Libruls. (Unless certain Gulags would take them in.)
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:34 pm

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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:09 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:Is there going to be a Barsoom brawl?

I bested a bosom buddy in a Barsoom brawl.
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby Gord » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Guuhhhh, I was just reading that here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... -congress/

You can watch the entire two-hour meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLJ5QrR_zj8 But beware: "Comments are disabled for this video." :lol:

Or just watch the section in question here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs-81kgnKvI Comments are not disabled!!

It looked to me like he was asking the question for the kid sitting behind him. But that's just a weird feeling I got.
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 am

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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:34 pm

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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby ElectricMonk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:01 pm

The cure is worse than the disease.
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 pm

Don't tell Rohrabacher of Ross 128.
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Re: No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

Postby OlegTheBatty » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:05 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:Don't tell Rohrabacher of Ross 128.


Why not? He'd probably think this is a documentary.


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Did you notice the picture of a galaxy where it was noted that Ross 128 is in the constellation Virgo? I wonder if they got the constellation confused with the Virgo Cluster.
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