Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Strangeness on Mars (

It's quite small, just a few feet from Spirit, but it is a powerful reminder of how little we actually know about Mars, and the dismissive reaction in the scientific blogosphere is a warning that, if we don't keep an open mind about the red planet's anomalies, we are never going to understand.

Citing the miniature "alien" (an obvious example of pareidolia if there ever was one) as an "anomaly" only denigrates the ongoing study of real mysteries on Mars. The "alien" has been dismissed by the "scientific blogosphere" because it deserves to be dismissed.


Anonymous said...

On this one I have to agree with you Mac. To focus attention on this only hurts valid anomaly research on Mars.


Anonymous said...

Looks like that famous photo of big foot.