Re: Face crap

Ian Goddard (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 14:29:47 -0400

At 10:32 AM 4/24/98 -0400, Harvey Newstrom wrote:

>But what if the disease that so horribly eroded the Martians' faces was
>caused by the same microbes contained in the meteorites from Mars?
>Enquiring minds want to know! :-)

IAN: Not sure how much of what you say is joke
or not. I would say that the joke that the
phenomena of erosion is caused by disease is
silly to even raise as a joke, for it is known
that erosion is caused by natural forces, so we
need not introduce any other causes of erosion.

The argument that the "face" is not artificial since
it shows signs of natural erosion is not a logical
argument, for artificial structures made out of
natural material will erode just as well as natural
formations will erode. The "face" has similarity
to a face. The logical question is, if it was
an artificial face, how would it appear after
X years of exposure to natural erosion causing
forces? Why is it that the intelligent people
on the ExI list are not asking logical questions,
but lining up to throw "crap" at these anomalies?

I would not give the face a second thought were it not
for the fact of the sharp liner formations around the
base of the face and the pyramids in the area, which
are all in and of themselves anomalous formations.
There proximity tends to increase their "anomalimity."

Why is it wrong to wonder? Why is it wrong to explore
all the possibilities? Why is it right to throw crap?
This seems more like group thinking than free inquiry.

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