quote: Eh? Having a rigorous scientific attitude is crucial to finding the truth. Too many people decide what they want to be true, then set out only to prove that.
quote: This happens in the scientific community A LOT.
quote: I doubt the guy who made the comment was either in the science of verifying the findings coming back from Mars or in any science field whatsoever, and it is a common attitude I see.
quote: What did Nasa say? "The rock sample contains nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and phosphorous", which are important constituents of living things. Life isn't just about having the right elements around.
quote: Having an environment that microbes could take advantage of and actually having microbes (or ex-microbes) on the planet are two HUGELY different things.
quote: Considering we had people on the moon 50 years ago we should be at a point now where we know Mars extremely well and are now exploring further into the solar system. Not taking baby steps.
quote: looking for life on the planet is only mostly foolish instead of almost entirely foolish.
quote: You do realise that there may be other types of life with completely different properties to the DNA based life we're accustomed to ?
quote: ...by about 24,000 miles...