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crusty
05-27-2008, 11:02 PM
TUCSON, (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=tucson&sid=breitbart.com) Ariz. (AP) - NASA officials say plans for the Phoenix Mars Lander's second day of activities (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=activities&sid=breitbart.com) on Mars have been delayed.
They say it's because of a problem in relaying communications from one of two Mars orbiters relaying commands from Earth. Fuk Li, manager of the Mars exploration program for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=NASA%27s%20Jet%20Propulsion%20Laboratory&sid=breitbart.com) in Pasadena, Calif., says that a "transient event" on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=Mars%20Reconnaissance%20Orbiter&sid=breitbart.com) turned its UHF radio off. That stopped communications between it and the lander.


Link (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90U63VG1&show_article=1)

jinxmchue
05-28-2008, 12:17 AM
If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.

PetePuma
05-28-2008, 01:40 PM
TUCSON, (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=tucson&sid=breitbart.com) Ariz. (AP) - NASA officials say plans for the Phoenix Mars Lander's second day of activities (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=activities&sid=breitbart.com) on Mars have been delayed.
They say it's because of a problem in relaying communications from one of two Mars orbiters relaying commands from Earth. Fuk Li, manager of the Mars exploration program for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=NASA%27s%20Jet%20Propulsion%20Laboratory&sid=breitbart.com) in Pasadena, Calif., says that a "transient event" on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (http://search.breitbart.com/q?s=Mars%20Reconnaissance%20Orbiter&sid=breitbart.com) turned its UHF radio off. That stopped communications between it and the lander.


Link (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90U63VG1&show_article=1)

"Fuk Li"????? Really?????

Hollingswort
05-28-2008, 08:03 PM
The coolest name ever:

Fuk Li

But I don't think Fuk will find much life on Mars, maybe a few rocks or so. We'll see.

Speedy
05-28-2008, 08:05 PM
The coolest name ever:

Fuk Li

But I don't think Fuk will find much life on Mars, maybe a few rocks or so. We'll see.

Fuk Mi would be a cooler name.:D

Hollingswort
05-28-2008, 08:12 PM
I think if there were aliens on Mars, we'd know about it by now.


Fuk Mi would be a cooler name.:D

Yes. I don't really like Li/Lee/Leigh all that much.

Point. Like in the Austin Power movies, one of them:

Fuk Mi Fuk Yu


:)

Speedy
05-28-2008, 08:15 PM
I think if there were aliens on Mars, we'd know about it by now.



:)

There are no aliens on Mars. They are native. The aliens would be us.

Wolsh two
05-28-2008, 11:54 PM
I am so interested in the Mars mission. Those first pictures from the Phoenix are awesome. I have noticed that the Nasa website updates fairly regularly.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/images/index.html

Aklover
05-29-2008, 12:12 AM
If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.


They are pretty thorough in sterilizing what they send up, but it's possible.

Rebel Yell
05-29-2008, 12:45 PM
There are no aliens on Mars. Maybe one day, when we start growing beans up there, but right now there are no jobs to take from hard working Martians.

Shannon
05-29-2008, 12:48 PM
There are no aliens on Mars. Maybe one day, when we start growing beans up there, but right now there are no jobs to take from hard working Martians.

OMG! You're killing me.:D

Rebel Yell
05-29-2008, 12:50 PM
OMG! You're killing me.:D

Just saying.;)

LogansPapa
05-29-2008, 12:51 PM
If itís non-Biblical, it canít exist. Not any more complicated than that.

Rebel Yell
05-29-2008, 12:58 PM
If itís non-Biblical, it canít exist. Not any more complicated than that.

The Bible doesn't tell you everything, it tells you what you need to know. The Bible didn't tell me I'd have a ham biscuit for breakfast this morning, does that make it not so. Nice try for a bad argument, and I did get the sarcasm.

LA G35 guy
05-29-2008, 01:15 PM
I think we should look for intelligent life on Earth before we look for it in the cosmos :D

3rd-try
05-29-2008, 07:58 PM
I think we should look for intelligent life on Earth before we look for it in the cosmos :D

No, enough money has been spent in that attempt. It's time to move on.:)

bmovies
05-29-2008, 11:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7-uD4KIwOc

Full-Auto
05-30-2008, 02:41 AM
There is water, and eventually (perhaps not this mission) we will find evidence of bacterial life on Mars. It has to happen at some point.

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 10:01 AM
It can't happen. God only made life on this planet. To state or claim that its happened elsewhere will get you an "E" ticket to Hell. Man's supposed discoveries are nothing. He is everything.

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 10:48 AM
It can't happen. God only made life on this planet. To state or claim that its happened elsewhere will get you an "E" ticket to Hell. Man's supposed discoveries are nothing. He is everything.

And how exactly do you figure that?

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 11:05 AM
And how exactly do you figure that?

Read the Bible. :)

Gingersnap
05-30-2008, 11:40 AM
It can't happen. God only made life on this planet. To state or claim that its happened elsewhere will get you an "E" ticket to Hell. Man's supposed discoveries are nothing. He is everything.

You know, I'm pretty much of a traditionalist and I read the bible all the time. I hang out with people who would look like major fundies to a secularist. Never have I ever heard any such assertion made by my fellow Christians. I'm not saying that no Christian has ever made such an assertion in 21st century but I've just never heard it and it would be considered laughable by my fundy friends.

It's fine to criticize Christianity but do it off issues that have some kind of wide consensus within the religion. Criticizing inaccurate stereotypes that were hopelessly outdated 50 years is a waste of time. It's like poking fun at "women drivers". The issue may have had a grain of truth 80 years ago but it's a non-issue today.

Full-Auto
05-30-2008, 11:44 AM
And how exactly do you figure that?

He's being an ass. He thinks it witty to mock the Christian faith. My suggestion is that you ignore him.

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 11:48 AM
Read the Bible. :)

The Bible tells you all the things you need to know, not everything there is to know. I believe we are created in His image, and we (are suppose to) have common sense. Why would He create the vastness of space with all the galaxies and put life on only this one planet. It just don't make sense.

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 12:05 PM
The Bible tells you all the things you need to know, not everything there is to know. I believe we are created in His image, and we (are suppose to) have common sense. Why would He create the vastness of space with all the galaxies and put life on only this one planet. It just don't make sense.

Because we are, by definition, so special to Him.

This isnít "mocking" anything. The Bible is the word of God. Itís doesnít require a 2.0 version. It is absolute and irrefutable our time. UFOís are something created in the minds of men and have nothing to do with God. If these supposed sightings were of God - then Heíd have chronicled such in his word.

He is time and space - so size is really relevant.

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Because we are, by definition, so special to Him.

This isnít "mocking" anything. The Bible is the word of God. Itís doesnít require a 2.0 version. It is absolute and irrefutable our time. UFOís are something created in the minds of men and have nothing to do with God. If these supposed sightings were of God - then Heíd have chronicled such in his word.

He is time and space - so size is really relevant.
My wife is special to me, so that means none of you exist in my world. Whoa!:eek:

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 12:23 PM
My wife is special to me, so that means none of you exist in my world. Whoa!:eek:

Did you create her?

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 12:27 PM
Did you create her?

Do you have kids? Are they the only kids on earth? I can't believe I'm arguing that something not in the Bible could exist against a liberal saying it can't be so. Oh my God, cats and dogs living together.:o

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 12:33 PM
The Bible tells you all the things you need to know, not everything there is to know.

Maybe your post shown here will explain my perspective. :rolleyes:

Maybe, just maybe - weíve got all we need to know right here in the paradise that He created for us and wandering off into the cosmos isnít part of Godís plan. Again, just because we can do it - doesnít necessarily mean we should. Kind of like the lesson we should have learned about nuclear weapons. See now?

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 12:57 PM
Maybe your post shown here will explain my perspective. :rolleyes:

Maybe, just maybe - weíve got all we need to know right here in the paradise that He created for us and wandering off into the cosmos isnít part of Godís plan. Again, just because we can do it - doesnít necessarily mean we should. Kind of like the lesson we should have learned about nuclear weapons. See now?

But, what if beings from the cosmos come here?

BTW, you better get your alibi straight.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/29/expert-says-ufo-tape-no-fake/

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 01:10 PM
Iím not sure how the word "alibi" is applicable to this exchange. Iím not trying to defend my word and He doesnít require any help - so I canít see how someoneís poorly observed phenomenon is relevant.

Rebel Yell
05-30-2008, 01:12 PM
Iím not sure how the word "alibi" is applicable to this exchange. Iím not trying to defend my word and He doesnít require any help - so I canít see how someoneís poorly observed phenomenon is relevant.

I know that was you peeking in that mans window. A little slow on the uptake today?

LogansPapa
05-30-2008, 01:32 PM
So what youíre saying is you should be avoided if expecting an adult conversation?

The Night Owl
05-30-2008, 11:14 PM
If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.

Highly unlikely.

Sonnabend
05-30-2008, 11:26 PM
And just how would you know?

The Night Owl
05-30-2008, 11:43 PM
And just how would you know?

I'm guessing that the probability that a microorganism suited for life on Mars got onto one of our landers and survived the trip is near zero.

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 01:33 AM
I'm guessing that the probability that a microorganism suited for life on Mars got onto one of our landers and survived the trip is near zero.

....and you know this...how?

You have degrees in microbiology, extraterrestrial sciences? Do you work for NASA?

John McCain
05-31-2008, 01:50 AM
....and you know this...how?

You have degrees in microbiology, extraterrestrial sciences? Do you work for NASA?

you just can't help yourself, can you?

your just a douche 24/7. Your life must suck.

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 02:52 AM
you just can't help yourself, can you?Don't you have a La Raza rally to attend?


your just a douche 24/7. Your life must suck...and you are...?

du freeper
05-31-2008, 03:12 AM
So what youíre saying is you should be avoided if expecting an adult conversation?

Can you explain how life started on this rock?

LogansPapa
05-31-2008, 09:51 AM
Can you explain how life started on this rock?

By the Lord's hand.

The Night Owl
05-31-2008, 10:03 AM
....and you know this...how?

You have degrees in microbiology, extraterrestrial sciences? Do you work for NASA?

I don't know. Like I said, I'm guessing. I do know, however, that the kinds of microbes which are hardy enough to survive in space or on Mars are rare and as such are not likely to have found their way onto one of our spacecraft.

The Night Owl
05-31-2008, 10:13 AM
you just can't help yourself, can you?

your just a douche 24/7. Your life must suck.

It's okay. Sonnabend and I have a certain rapport which allows for us to have extremely hostile exchanges while still enjoying each other's company. We are kind of like Sam and Ralph...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Sheepdog_and_Ralph_Wolf

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 11:36 AM
I don't know. Like I said, I'm guessing. I do know, however, that the kinds of microbes which are hardy enough to survive in space or on Mars are rare and as such are not likely to have found their way onto one of our spacecraft.

You're assuming that these are terrestrial microbes following terrestrial physiology. Any living organism that has evolved to survive in an alien atmosphere or hostile environmental conditions can handle vacuum.

The Andromeda Strain, whilst agreed as fiction nevertheless touches on a very real scientific basis. We are one race, on a small backwoods planet amongst a billion stars and planets..and it is the very height of hubris to assume that all life must parallel or be similar to ours.

That we have not seen them does not mean they do not exist..it means we do not know.

To me, it is the very height of arrogance to believe that we are the only life in this entire universe.

LogansPapa
05-31-2008, 11:55 AM
No more than thinking we were made in His image.;)

The Night Owl
05-31-2008, 11:55 AM
To me, it is the very height of arrogance to believe that we are the only life in this entire universe.

My argument is that if there is life on Mars, it probably did not originate from Earth.

I couldn't agree more with your statement that Earth is not the only place in the Universe which has life. In my view, the probability that life exists on planets other than Earth is extremely high... probably close to 100%. In fact, I'm of the mind that life is abundant in the Universe and that technological civilizations may be abundant as well. Consider...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ztl8CG3Sys

Zathras
05-31-2008, 12:16 PM
Life on Mars? I've known there's life on Mars since 1948...and I have the video to prove it.

Proof of life on Mars. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwxc_zLH560)

Sonnabend
05-31-2008, 12:34 PM
No more than thinking we were made in His image.;)

To the man who believes, no proof is necessary.
To the man who does not, no proof will suffice.

Or this

Faith and science are the shoes on your feet..you get farther with both, than you do with just one.

jinxmchue
05-31-2008, 02:01 PM
He's being an ass. He thinks it witty to mock the Christian faith. My suggestion is that you ignore him.

Literally. Put him on your ignore list because he offers nothing to this entire forum.

jinxmchue
05-31-2008, 02:03 PM
The Bible tells you all the things you need to know, not everything there is to know. I believe we are created in His image, and we (are suppose to) have common sense. Why would He create the vastness of space with all the galaxies and put life on only this one planet. It just don't make sense.

If Adam and Eve had not sinned, what do you think the human race would've done once we had explored and understood this one planet?

jinxmchue
05-31-2008, 02:04 PM
This video made me laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J19ZBT1Dexc

The aliens are here!