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Old 08-07-2012, 07:30   #1
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What happens if NASA finds eveidence of life on Mars?

And not just bacteria, lets say the rover finds a skull, or bones from a civilization that died out millions of years ago.

If life could rise and perish on Mars, could the same thing happen on earth?
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And not just bacteria, lets say the rover finds a skull, or bones from a civilization that died out millions of years ago.

If life could rise and perish on Mars, could the same thing happen on earth?
Absolutely!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:11   #3
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It would sure explain where our current crop of politicians came from!

Seriously, i'm surprised that life
here on earth has lasted as long as it has. Wouldn't take much to throw everything into extinction. One small shift in the earths rotation or a good sized asteroid strike would do it.


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Although Curiosity isn't designed to look specifically for "life", I think they will find a few more pieces of the puzzle that may lean toward previous life forms. No smoking gun, no Jimmy Hoffa - just enough to justify another trip in the far far future.
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Our galaxy and the universe is to big for there not to be other life out there somewhere.
I believe life on this planet could come to an end if the right event or events should happen.
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Our civilization's tombstone will most likely read: "Done in by air conditioning"


If a sign of advanced life is found on Mars, and the public finds out, it's hard to predict what the reaction would be, but it would certainly change the way most people think about life and history.

I don't think it would have too much effect on religion, though. Religion survived fundamentalism, and fundamentalism survived the discovery of dinosaur bones, evolution and carbon dating.
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Old 08-07-2012, 13:38   #7
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
And not just bacteria, lets say the rover finds a skull, or bones from a civilization that died out millions of years ago.

If life could rise and perish on Mars, could the same thing happen on earth?
Now that would be cool.

If life could rise and perish on Mars then I can't think of a reason why earth wouldn't follow the same natural cycle of it's neighbor.
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I'm sure it will, considering the sun has a lifespan of its own.

At the rate we're going our own end will arrive much sooner ...
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Old 08-07-2012, 15:13   #9
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
Our civilization's tombstone will most likely read: "Done in by air conditioning"


If a sign of advanced life is found on Mars, and the public finds out, it's hard to predict what the reaction would be, but it would certainly change the way most people think about life and history.

I don't think it would have too much effect on religion, though. Religion survived fundamentalism, and fundamentalism survived the discovery of dinosaur bones, evolution and carbon dating.
Unbelievable..........
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:30   #10
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We should send all are prisoner up there that way we would not need any guards.Also send B H O and wife

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Originally Posted by AABEAR View Post
We should send all are prisoner up there that way we would not any guards.
You know that we spent over 3 billion on this unmanned trip to Mars, right?

I'm also assuming you know that Arnold didn't actually create an atmosphere on Mars and a human would die within seconds of leaving the ship, right?

All of this might be news to you..
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Other than affirming what anyone with common sense already knows it would mean very little.
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
And not just bacteria, lets say the rover finds a skull, or bones from a civilization that died out millions of years ago.

If life could rise and perish on Mars, could the same thing happen on earth?

Dont worry, they certainly wont be finding any skulls or any other evidence of more advanced life like that.

But regardless of whether they do find life on Mars or not, Earth can and eventually will become uninhabitable for all life, then it will be destroyed altogether. Its just a matter of will it be 4-5 billion years from now whenever the sun gives out and eventually engulfs the Earth, or will it happen sooner due to man made forces.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:54   #14
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Originally Posted by cass View Post
Although Curiosity isn't designed to look specifically for "life",
True, but what happens if Curiosity finds something like a bone, or a skull?
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
True, but what happens if Curiosity finds something like a bone, or a skull?
What if that skull has a bullet hole in it?
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Originally Posted by NorthernSoutherner View Post
Dont worry, they certainly wont be finding any skulls or any other evidence of more advanced life like that.

But regardless of whether they do find life on Mars or not, Earth can and eventually will become uninhabitable for all life, then it will be destroyed altogether. Its just a matter of will it be 4-5 billion years from now whenever the sun gives out and eventually engulfs the Earth, or will it happen sooner due to man made forces.

Not quite, it's Human arrogance for us to say "man kind could destroy the earth"

at least by today's technology... even if every single Nuclear device owned by every country that has them were detonated at the same time, it would not destroy the earth... nor would it render it lifeless. uninhabitable to higher life forms? certainly. but to kill every last organism on the planet? hardly. nor could we break up the planet sufficiently with current technology in such a way that all it's pieces separate at a high enough velocity that the pieces don't eventually coalesce back into a solid planet.

so yeah - mankind will eventually kill itself... along with most higher forms of life... but the earth and life will go on. at least until our sun expends most of it's hydrogen, and turns into a red giant... which will likely consume the planet or at best turn it into a larger version of the planet Mercury.

an interesting article about destroying earth can be found here...
How to destroy the Earth @ Things Of Interest

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