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  1. My idea is there was never a warm wet balmy Mars, the Mars we see today is the end result of an ice world that has evaporated into space. As opposed to an Earth like world that froze and then evaporated into space. At the time Mars was supposed to be warm and balmy the Sun was significantly dimmer and colder than it is today, Venus is thought to have had oceans and warm temps, Earth waffled between warm and ice and Mars should have been frozen.
  2. I am well aware of the warm wet Mars hypothesis, and the water flows are thought to be brine from aquifers which in no way negates my idea.
  3. Considering that far more than 1 degree of temp difference stands between the orbital temperature of Mars and Earth and that Earth at the same distance as Mars would be an ice ball... Check your grammar next time, It certainly read that you were saying mars was closer to the sun then than is it now... But my point is that Mars would have had to have considerably more atmosphere than earth to be warm and balmy at it's distance from the sun, than the Earth had or has and the Earth froze over at least twice...
  4. No, a dim sun would indicate colder planets, Mars is even further from the sun than earth and earth froze over ergo Mars would have been colder. Actually much colder, Earth in the orbit of Mars today would be an ice ball! I suggested it based on logic. Mars was closer? Citation please... You might be right, senility is a terrible thing..
  5. That is interesting, it's something I've been mulling over for a few years now. It seems to make sense, more sense than Mars was warm and balmy at a time when the sun was dim.
  6. Mars would appear to have many channels and alluvial fans that indicate that at one time it had water and maybe even seas but at the time this is thought to have taken place The Sun was significantly dimmer than it is today and unless Mars had a vast thick atmosphere this would seem unlikely. The Earth is thought to have frozen completely over at least twice in geological time so IMHO a balmy Mars with rivers and seas seems unlikely. On Earth large ice sheet often have lakes, streams, and rivers under them and we do see Moons that are ice covered but far enough from the sun that ice is stable. Mars is close enough to the Sun for ice not to be completely stable and small enough to have lost its atmosphere and left the ice covered surface exposed to very low atmospheric pressures where ice might have sublimed and been blown away by the solar wind. While this was going on streams and lakes under the Martian ice might have flowed and left behind the apparent stream beds and lakes that were never actually exposed to the surface while this was going on. So the Martian surface we see is what is left behind after all the ice is lost to space via the solar wind due to Mars lacking a significant magnetic field! Thoughts?
  7. How will the Trump era end.. probably in a mushroom cloud...
  8. Yup screwed the pooch on that one, my favs books would take up far more space...
  9. Outlander is pretty good, between netflix, Hulu, and amc there are more shows that anyone can really watch. I like british TV shows quite a bit bit. I am binging Outlander right now I made a very partial list a few posts and back and everyone else has been making some good suggestions as well. Time is my limiting factor! Primeval has to be one of the best time travel type shows ever!
  10. Outlander, Lost Girl, Breaking Bad, Jessica Jones, Primeval, Colony, and The HandMaid's tale! Oh I forgot, Fear the Walking Dead and the Walking dead...
  11. I am a grandpa! Eleanor Louise 8lbs 8oz! Mother and child are doing well!   

    1. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      Congratulations! A granddaughter born during a hurricane is bound to be a low-pressure child!

    2. MigL


      Congrats old man.

    3. arc


      Congratulations Moon, a truly joyous event for you and your family. I share you happiness.
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  12. Ah Hates hurricanes!

    (Yosemite Sam voice) 

    1. Moontanman



      It's all over, we got beat pretty bad, mostly by the tornados it spawned bu the wind and rain was vicious! 

      But more importantly I am a grandpa! Eleanor Louise 8lbs 8oz! Mother and child are doing well!   


    2. nevim



    3. zapatos


      WooHoo! Super freaking awesome! Congratulations Moon!

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  13. Obviously I haven't been paying attention...
  14. Welcome, please don't be silent, here i assure you your voice will be heard!
  15. Please define what you mean by natural and designed, how do you tell the difference?
  16. Mirror Matter that was aware of is evidently not the same as the Mirror Matter being referred to here. At some point some standardization of names will surely come into play...
  17. I happen to have it on good authority that the Hokey Pokey is what it's all about...
  18. In the background of this video something really odd sems to be going on before this point they were making mercury spin with a magnetic field and interviewing some odd people but at 09:22 they start doing something really odd ,the spinning mercury is odd, but this seem to be a object that rises on a magnetic field to a quite high level, even outdoors. Anyone want to take this one? https://youtu.be/U70nrM_E2T8
  19. Is the US space program being stabbed in the Back? Howard Bloom thinks so and the Chinese are taking advantage it!
  20. They came here with that goal. they would send probes to inhabitable planets, they prefered planets that already had intelligent species. Their civilization was based on conquest and domination on their home planet and they just continued that when they found nearby aliens. I think in the book Humans were the third or forth race they had invaded. They had long lives and there technological progress took 100,000s of years to get to the point we were from the medieval civilization the probe found. The other races they had conquered so far shared that slow progress. They thought we would as well.. That is basically what happened to them Their biology made sleeper ships much easier for them, they were reptilian and naturally hibernated for long periods of time. They only traveled at a small fraction of the speed of light, several thousand years travel time was what they were used to and saw no reason to advance it any further. Footfall was interesting, not one of my favs but still a great read...
  21. A couple of spoilers is necessary, this would be an alternate time line series of Novels, the invaders only high tech that we do not have today is Fusion, they invade during WW2 and for various reasons expect an easy victory. Their ships are sleeper ships taking centuries to make the journey. The essentially show up with technology comparable to what we currently have now but at the beginning of WW2. Expecting a medieval society and only having a limited number of high tech weapons (high tech means comparable to our current tech) and hijinxs ensues...
  22. I keep seeing this pop up on youtube, scientists are trying to find a mirror universe and open a portal into it... What is going on if anything? I keep seeing this news blurb in various forms, some quite extreme others not so much but none seem to be exactly the same and the idea is provocative but is it true? I know about Mirror Matter, Dark Matter, and even antimatter and all of these are being connected in some way to this. I don't see how this can be since these things exist or are hypothesized to exist within our universe. The whole idea is beginning to sound like bad science fiction...
  23. Ok, I watched the video and it was impressive but non informative. How about some conversation about what is happening, this is a forum where we talk about things and your video really could be of anything if the person watching cannot understand the language or the context of what is going on...
  24. What is your fav alien invasion novel, series of book or even short story and why? Mine is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldwar_series It is unique and hauntingly realistic IMHO!
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