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#182 - 10/31/04 06:24 PM No Communism on Mars!
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A small coin found on Mars. Good, it means that there is no Communism there!

Take a look:


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#183 - 10/31/04 09:03 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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#184 - 10/31/04 10:13 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Hey, Al:
Sorry to disappoint you, but that will have to be up to Kate. My contract doesn't cover things from persons with IQ's in the negative numbers. wink Besides, even if it's totally off the wall, it does stimulate thought and discussion, and what's a forum for? As long as neither side gets out of hand and starts making actionable statements it's no problem. In other words, play a clean game. smile

Out of my own experience I can offer two other logical explanations for the objects in the photograph.

One: Mars is a cold, rocky and windy place. This picture looks somewhat like frost-covered pebbles worn relatively round and smooth by long exposure to being buffetted and ground down to smoothness, on a red background that is partially covered with dark crusty material that could be lichen.

Two: The flattened, mostly circular objects could be the the fruiting or sporing bodies of something like a fungus or a slime mold. The red and the crusty-looking brownish stuff might be its base or thallus. I still think the whitish stuff is frost, or perhaps the deposition of spores from these things if they're alive, or maybe dust particles deposited by the wind.

They look way too much like the fruiting bodies of Pezizales to be unnatural, and they're way too evenly spaced.

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#185 - 11/01/04 02:57 AM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Extrasense,

Keep looking, maybe there's some chunks of democracy lying around as well:-)

BTW, authoritative Mars pics here:

http://community.middlebury.edu/~mobrien/covers/marsattacks/index.htm

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#186 - 11/01/04 12:22 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kate:
Keep looking, maybe there's some chunks of democracy lying around as well:-)
If we would found campagn posters for Bush and Kerry, we would know for sure that there is political life on Mars smile

By the way, the coin is 2.3 mm, so Martians must be under a foot tall.

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#187 - 11/01/04 05:08 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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What it would actually prove is that there is no INTELLIGENT life on Mars: Nothing more!
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#188 - 11/01/04 07:42 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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-- it would actually prove is that there is no INTELLIGENT life on Mars --

I get that you might doubt existence of intelligent life on Earth
:rolleyes:

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#189 - 11/01/04 09:08 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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"Ah! The little bloke's got a point!"

I do believe he's beginning to catch on!

Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here."

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#190 - 11/01/04 09:28 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Message from Mars just came in.

The message starts with: 5. y.

Can you read it? :roll:



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#191 - 11/01/04 09:59 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Nope. Two guys lying on the beach buried up to their neck in sand. The one guy has a "duckbill" nose, and he's looking from the upper left to the lower right at the other guy who is facing forward (face partially obscured). A big wave has just washed up a fish that is lying between them. The fish is dark, and its head is pointing toward the top of the frame. The caption is: "Do you think we should have started out a little further up the beach?"

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#192 - 11/01/04 11:14 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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You are almost correct, but it says "girls", not "guys" laugh

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#193 - 11/02/04 01:26 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Extrasense, do you have better pictures of life manifestations on Mars ?

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#194 - 11/02/04 01:42 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Yes I do,
check Welcome to Mars website

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#195 - 11/02/04 01:50 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Thanks. I had a look on them.

Well I don't think it's possible to check any kind of microscopic fossils on these rocks actually, because of the scale factor. Whatever, laminated iron/carbonaceous is macroscopic feature and should be seen on some of your stones.

I have seen none.

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#196 - 11/02/04 03:41 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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kit,

sorry to say, you have totally misunderstood the pictures, since none of them is about microscopic features :rolleyes:

e :p s

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#197 - 11/02/04 03:50 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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How bad news. Just a question, what kind of life do you expect to find on Mars using only macroscopic pictures of the stones ?

On Earth, it tooks a long time before seeing something bigger as a match-head to appear if it's not a stromatolitic structure. Please have another look on those you have because lamination is about a few millimeters and is possible to check that from about a distance of two meters from the stone.

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#198 - 11/02/04 04:19 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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kit,

I find your sense of humor a lot more wanting than evidence of martian life laugh

e cool s

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#199 - 11/02/04 06:09 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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No, not at all laugh . I would never even try to do some humor actually in a language I don't plenty understand 20% of the subtlities.

But really, I'll love to see some early life evidences on Mars stones because of the Earth tectonic, we just have a few old rocks spared and I was wondering if these rocks were the richest fossil record at a global Earth level. IOW, perhaps we just have only the poorest things and all the best is gone forever in the crust nowadays. That's why I seek on Mars stones now. Haha, it's easier to have some pics from up there rather than some good pics from secret places on Earth. Just kidding.

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#200 - 11/02/04 06:58 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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kit,

To see special staff that you want to see, you have to look for yourself in the microimager pictures by MER. The best I can show you, is a picture of something that looks like stromatolite to me.



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#201 - 11/02/04 07:17 PM Re: No Communism on Mars!
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Agreed. Not on the porous stone in middle of the field which shows a strange sponge-like erosion pattern, but the first in front one with sharp breccia edges seem to present folden lamination system. Very exciting picture.

This is one of the stones that must be brought back on Earth. I hope they remember where all these pics were done.

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