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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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