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4 Comments

  1. acilius

     /  March 5, 2009

    I’ve always thought Olympus Mons sounded like an interesting place. Thanks for the post.

  2. cymast

     /  March 6, 2009

    You’re welcome. I wonder if life on Earth has similar origins to life on Mars. If Mars has life, that is. As we know it.

  3. acilius

     /  March 6, 2009

    That’s a remarkably interesting question. I read somewhere once that biology isn’t really a science yet, because biologists only have one specimen of evolution to study. They can’t generalize in the way proper scientists do, because they can’t transcend the limits of that one case study. Only when we find life forms that evolved separately from life on earth will biologists have a chance to really show their stuff.

  4. cymast

     /  March 6, 2009

    Excellent point. That’s one reason of many why extra-terrestrial life is so tantalizing. Discovering life on Mars, or on another non-Earth planet would start to dissolve the human-centric framework that most scientists (appearing on the Discovery Channel) have constructed in their fields.

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