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Re: NASA-JPL May Have Cooked Their Own Goose! -

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 09:30:31 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 09:35:51 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA-JPL May Have Cooked Their Own Goose! -


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 22:43:13 -0000
>Subject: Re: NASA-JPL May Have Cooked Their Own Goose!

>>From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdaates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 15:50:55 -0500
>>Subject: NASA-JPL May Have Cooked Their Own Goose!

><snip>

>>When will the seemingly old-fashioned geologists at NASA-JPL
>>wake up to recent advances in petrogenesis, etc., and realize
>>that they have likely been showing us concretionary evidence of
>>(at least) a former abundance of some kind of bacterial life in
>>a (at least) once water-abundant environment of Mars?

>>When? Well, I'm not holding my breath. Those people are
>>probably blind and petrified with paranoia of what colleagues on
>>the outside might say if they should be even slightly wrong.
>>Such was not the way of the great scientific pioneers, and
>>never will be.

>>Is that a goose I smell cooking, somewhere? Hmmm... could that
>>be blowing in from Pasadena?

>I think it may be a bit early to get the knife and fork out,
>Ray!

>While I don't doubt your description of the concretion process
>in an Earth environment, have you considered the effect of the
>differences between the Earth environment and that on Mars?

Yes, I have considered that to the extent that it is practical
to do so. Of course, one does not, at this point, know precisely
what the differences are, but we are not dealing with an
environment that is really all that different from what one
finds right here on earth.

The rocks have similar minerals, of which I am well aware due to
my study of analysis done with the equipment used on rocks right
there on Mars, and also because of my study of the mineralogical
and isotopic analyses of numerous Martian meteorites, slices of
eight of which I have right here in my collection. Water was
(and probably still is) present. Heat is also present due to
isotopic decay within the planet and, of course, Mars has the
sun. That's about all it takes to sustain bacterial life.

It would be highly surprising if concretions on Mars are not
formed in ways similar to terrestrial ones. There might be other
types of concretions formed by other processes on Mars, but I'm
hypothesizing based on what we already know.

Please see my earlier posting today in response to seeing the
stemmed 'blueberries' to which Tim Shell linked us at:

http://tinyurl.com/2vvnb


Best Wishes,

Ray Stanford

"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of
trifles." -- Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery




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