Re: Open Letter to Lee Crocker

Rik van Riel (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 23:11:56 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> My evaluation of the "Mars Face" hypothesis is that the
> probability is "negligible/unsupported",
> Am I dismissing it out of hand? Yes. People have been crying
> wolf for the last hundred years. If an idea doesn't merit
> investigation, I don't bother.

The idea of an alien civilization leaving marks for us might be far-fetched, yes. But that doesn't mean we should not examine the area...

If the structures were made by aliens and we waited 100 years before finding it out, we would be very sorry. And if it was made by geological events, that place would be _the_ place to do research on them...

So no matter what the outcome is, it'll be a great learning experience. (IMHO, of course)

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.

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