Face on Mars

Mark D. Fulwiler (mfulwiler@earthlink.net)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 14:25:56 -0800

deluxe -= <jeff@ultraviolet.com> wrote:

> Subject: Re: Face on Mars

> I don't know why I'm playing the side of the believer, but it seems like
> the underdog is always worth rooting for. Why are you supposedly
> open-minded people so into calling it the "Face on Mars" idiocy???
> (sorry if I over generalized)

Well, considering that there are numerous mountains, craters and rock
formations on the earth and moon that look like "faces" quite naturally,
it seems reasonable to assume that the same is the case for the "face"
on Mars. Heard of Occam's Razor? The extraordinary claim that this
"face" was created by intelligent life requires extraordinary evidence.
Yes, it's possible that it really was made by intelligent life, but why
spend your time pondering one in a billion possibilities? Your mind can
be so open your brain falls out!

> But it seems that until its proven one way or the other, you should at
> least remain open to the possibility that yeah, life MAY have existed
> there.. Perhaps its more complex than reducing it to a simple 50-50
> chance, but it seems like with any bold new discovery there needs to be an
> chance that something extraordinary might be true.

Yes, life may have existed on Mars, but if it did, it most likely did
not evolve further than simple forms. However, there is no conclusive
evidence that any life ever existed on Mars at this point.

> I wish that I could put this into better words, it just seems like this
> whole thing gets reduced to fiction WAY too quickly. Lets wait to see what
> is found before calling it reducing it to the ideas of the deluded.

If conclusive proof is offered that there was indeed an advanced
civilization on Mars, I'll be the first to admit I am wrong. In the
meanwhile, I will bet you any amount you wish (up to $10,000) that this
will not happen in the next year.

> By the way, as much as you'd like to think, our government HAS not been
> very straight with us in the past. In fact, our US Government has done some
> absolutely heinous things AND covered them up in the name of national
> security.

Yes, but they were eventually found out. The secret the government had
the biggest interest in keeping was the atomic bomb. However, we now
know that the Russians were getting notes direct from Los Alamos. To
imagine that the government could hide evidence of aliens for decades is
beyond belief.

Ben Franklin said: Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

> deluxe - the delusional mad conspiracy freak! (-:
> and devils advocate.

Nothing wrong with being the devil's advocate.



> Mark D. Fulwiler wrote:
> > Once NASA photos disprove once and for all this "Face on Mars" idiocy,
> > you can be sure the true believers will be claiming a conspiracy to hide
> > the truth. Oliver Stone will then probably make a movie about it. :-)
> >
> > Mark