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Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:29:00 -0600
Archived: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:22:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:22:41 -0400
>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>From: Ole Henningsen <oleh.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>,
>>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:25:52 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>>From: Ray Dickenson  <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 05:02:13 -0000
>>>Subject: Those 'Canals' On Mars

<snip>

>>>It suddenly struck me that, from photographic evidence, Mars has
>>>an extremely changeable surface, even viewed over recent years.

<snip>

>>>could mean that when Schiaparelli and Lowell were observing
>>>there _were_ visible networks on the surface of Mars.

>It is doubtful that Schiaparelli saw much detail through his
>telescope but he was right; there are canali on Mars
>(Schiaparelli was misquoted) but it was probably a lucky guess
>on his part. Canali means channels in English not canals.
>Channels do not have to have water in them.


Hi, Don,

Canali translates into English as either channels or canals.
Schiaparelli was not misquoted here.

Though in public statements he tended to weigh his words
carefully (mostly because the public debate had grown too
rancorous for his taste; he was an old-fashioned gentleman, not
a street fighter), in private - and on occasion more openly - he
embraced Percival Lowell's belief that the canali evinced the
work of an intelligent Martian race.  He even thought he
observed the canals doubling in some mysterious fashion, as if
he were glimpsing Martian engineering in progress.

He further speculated that the Martians operated under a
"collective socialism" that made doable colossal engineering
projects such as massive canal construction.


Jerry Clark




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