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Re: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:51:41 -0000
Archived: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:43:36 -0500
Subject: Re: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items


>From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:40:49 -0000
>Subject: Re: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items

<snip>

>>'Viking's Mars-life Experiments Were 66% Positive'
>>p. 147 "Cosmos" - Carl Sagan

>>Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe said - "the 1976 Viking
>>explorations of Mars probably established the presence of
>>life."

>>http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1724685/posts
>>Viking Landers May Have Missed Martian Life

>Thanks for this Ray, but I'm a trifle mystified. It looks like
>they are saying that the samples are behaving as though life is
>present within them, but they are not saying that they have
>found any life-forms within the samples, or even that they have
>looked. Why would that be? Don't they have microscopes? Or is it
>a case of "Life Jim, but not as we know it"?

Hi Gerald & Eleanor,

It confused me also at the time. Looking back it seems the 'high
command' of NASA/JPL decided (and immediately broadcast) that
"No Life Has Been Found on Mars" and produced some quibbles to
justify a claim that the experiments were 'misleading'.

And that meanwhile, scientists 'on the ground' at NASA and
others observing were fairly sure that life _had_ been found,
but their opinions were initially not reported, for one reason
or another.

As to "Why?" - your guesses are as good as any.


Cheers

Ray D



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