That wasn't the question

Albano Neira Navarro anena at eresmas.com
Wed Feb 14 19:28:03 EST 2001


Simply philosophy has nothing in this kind of questions; maybe
'speculations' The only aspect of philosophy which is interesting here (I
think) is the deductive pathway (maybe in this time it's not a philosophy
charateristic but science)
So, we should think: it's sure water flow in Mars (no doubt); it's extremely
posible that, if there was water, there was life; if in Mars was life on its
surface, the most posible kind of life was a mic life (don't you think?); if
time ago some bacteries was swimming in martians seas, maybe, in martian
water rests, are still doing it; as Mars has tectonic activity (only a
little, it's true), and, on surface temperature is so low to have liquid
water, maybe (and I say 'maybe') some place underground, near an active
zone, exist rests of those old rivers and seas (that's not a crazy idea, I
think)
Then, I hope we are ok that if there's water, there're a lot of
possibilities that we could found some kind of life, and the most possible
is mic life.

   And HERE is where we go on with our speculations, so, we should forgive
philosophy and try to use our mic and geol knowledge to try to find a place
on Mars cortex to look for that eventual life.

   I hope with this post was clear what I try to find in this group: some
ideas, some ways of think, but with a scientific base, not to say 'maybe
somewhere out there is life', 'cause nobody doubts it (I think) I think
that, if appropiated conditions are in a planet, life MUST to be there, and,
the most important must to be water presence, at least for ways of life like
we know, and there are not satisfactory models for ways of life based on
different supports, so... yes, maybe in Titan or Io is life in their liquid
ch4 seas, but what kind of life? We know a life based on water, and
biologists are limited by this only know: we can only study 'one life':
Earth's life.

   Yes, no more boring. Thanks for your post, Judy. I'm a post degree
biology student and I'm interested in exobiology, so it's needle to pass for

planetary geology, extremofilus, evolution, etc, etc...

                Nice to hear from you.

* Albano *








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